I gave it a week. My hair looked like I poured a bottle of conditioner on it and let it dry. I then started low-pooing every day, which eventually turned out to be too much. So now, I still wash and style every day but I alternate between co-wash, co-poo, and low-poo and it's working well for me. You just have to find what works for you. I don't think there are two curly heads on this board that do everything the same and get the same results.
This sounds a bit like what I do. I low-poo and co-wash on alternate days...but what is co-poo???
Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically
HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!
I dye my hair with L'oreal to cover gray so I always lo poo after that. Otherwise, lo poo about once a week if I have given in and used something with a cone. In the winter I lo poo less often.
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair.... Every day is a gift
I knew going in that my scalp probably wouldn't allow me to be strict CG, and it was confirmed within just a few days.
This was the same for me. I have some psoriasis on my scalp and although co-washing made no difference to, it I realised I needed shampoo to get rid of the various oils, creams etc that I put on it. As the psoriasis has improved over the last 6 months or so I gave cg another try but got overconditioned. Added to that is the fact we have disgusting water here in Adelaide and shampoo seems to be a necessity.
I now use cg friendly products, low-poo twice a week and water wash the other days. Seems to be working ok, though I am trying to get my SO to get a filter on the shower.
If the itching is really bad, I'll use a dandruff shampoo with zinc pyrithione (and yes, sulfates), but it's been a couple months since I had to do that. (And I always deep condition afterward.)
It all depends, though, on many factors besides the seborrhea acting up... the weather/humidity, time of the month, how stressed I might be... Who knows what my hair is gonna do tomorrow!
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