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Old 04-09-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
 
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I don't really have a question....just talking.

I've been noticing lately that I get the clumps I always want after I shampoo my hair. I have the best hair days after I shampoo! I currently shampoo once a week. But then the next day it's back to stringy curls for a week.

A few months ago I started pooing more because I thought I needed to and really dried out my hair. My ends were so bad that my hair stylist cut off 2". My hair is in a healthy state again and I don't want to go back to daily shampooing, I just want the clumpy/fuller curls I get once a week.

Just thought I should mention I have tried rotating my products, changing mousse to gel back to mousse, and switching conditioners. The only day I get the clumpy curls is the day I shampoo.
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I only shampoo once a week, otherwise my hair gets super crazy. I have the same problem with only having good hair the day I shampoo as well.
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What are you doing in between the time you shampoo - co-washing, water washing..??
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I co-wash in-between shampooing, but maybe I don't use enough conditioner or something. I haven't tried everything yet, I'm still experimenting.
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I have the most awesome hair days when I shampoo too. And the more wrong (super clarifying with sulfates) the better. And a protein DT after and I have the best hair day.
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I noticed after I clarified once with a sulfate shampoo, I got some really great clumps for a day, and then they went back to being stringy.
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What are you doing in between the time you shampoo - co-washing, water washing..??

Funny you should ask this question. While I was out running an errand I was thinking about my post and thought the only thing I haven't changed is the co-wash conditioner (Suave Coconut). I only co-wash my scalp then rinse. I don't apply the Suave conditioner to my whole head. After I rinse, I apply leave-in conditioner.
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What are you doing in between the time you shampoo - co-washing, water washing..??

Funny you should ask this question. While I was out running an errand I was thinking about my post and thought the only thing I haven't changed is the co-wash conditioner (Suave Coconut). I only co-wash my scalp then rinse. I don't apply the Suave conditioner to my whole head. After I rinse, I apply leave-in conditioner.
I also only co-wash my scalp, then rinse. But then I use a good quality rinse-out conditioner afterwards and then leave-in, if I'm using it. I always get clumpier hair on the days I don't use poo. I've always assumed it's because my hair is getting more moisture.
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I haven't used a rinse out after my co-wash/before my leave-in in a couple years. The last and only time I tried it, my results were overconditioned hair. But that was also back when I really just started understanding products and curly hair. Maybe I should give it another try. Thanks for the suggestion!
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I haven't used a rinse out after my co-wash/before my leave-in in a couple years. The last and only time I tried it, my results were overconditioned hair. But that was also back when I really just started understanding products and curly hair. Maybe I should give it another try. Thanks for the suggestion!
I poo once or twice a week so that usually keeps me from getting overconditioned. I've tried just co-washing and then going straight to a leave-in, but it just wasn't enough moisture for my hair.
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