02-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
I'm pretty exclusively CG and can report what works for MY hair in case it helps with yours.
I love baso washes followed by ACV rinses. I always mix my baking soda in with the conditioner I'm cowashing with (often just basic conditioners like VO5 or Suave Naturals which are CG) instead of mixing it with just water as the recipe several posts ago said. When I'm cowashing with baso, I mostly focus on massaging it on my scalp but do a pumping/scrunching motion with the mixture on the length of my hair because I don't want to do a harsh "scrub" with the baso on the cuticle of my hair. (<-- So maybe what I do is something halfway between a rinse and a scrub.) I always rinse well with water and then rinse with ACV mixture. My scalp and hair feel great afterwards!
Again, I'm pretty thoroughly CG, so I don't get a lot of product build up, and so periodic baso washes and ACV rinses are all I've needed when I want to clarify. I don't use products with beeswax in them since I generally haven't liked how my hair felt afterwards, so I don't know how well baso/ACV works for clarifying beeswax buildup.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
Currently Using [*Holy Grails*] Cleansers:
DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV
CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* /
Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses
, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
*DM Super Buttercreme
Goal: APL Hair