Introduction to the no-poo method

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Hi Everyone!

I recently started using the DevaCurl products and I think that I have fallen in love! I used to use pureology but DevaCurl is much better. I love the No-Poo shampoo and the OneCondition is fantastic. I just got a "DevaCut" this weekend and it is the best hair cut that I have ever gotten. I live in Southern california and I went to Vicki at Andavi Salon. The only down side was it was REALLY expensive but it is a great hair cut. If anyone has any questions about who I went to or anything like that just email me!

Best,
Sophia
Hi there .. Im a newbie with 3b hair.

I wanna try this no-poo method but i am confused. this is what i use now...
Costco brand shampoo
Tresemme Moisture Conditioner
Tresemme Bouncy Curls Gel..
Aquanet Hairspray (i knowww sorrrryyyy thats why Im here!)

Then I use a diffuser to dry.. What do i need to eliminate to do the no poo method without eliminating my paycheck lol .. thanks in advance!!!
Hi there .. Im a newbie with 3b hair.

I wanna try this no-poo method but i am confused. this is what i use now...
Costco brand shampoo
Tresemme Moisture Conditioner
Tresemme Bouncy Curls Gel..
Aquanet Hairspray (i knowww sorrrryyyy thats why Im here!)

Then I use a diffuser to dry.. What do i need to eliminate to do the no poo method without eliminating my paycheck lol .. thanks in advance!!!
Originally Posted by chelsea408
Basically, all of the above.

If you're wanting to go the strict 'no poo' route, you'll get rid of any products that have a sulfate (Sodium Laurel/Laureth, Ammonium Laurel/eth, etc... namely, shampoos), and any product that has a silicone (generally speaking, anything ending in 'cone, 'xane or 'conol.)

There are a number of of silicones that are water soluble, which you CAN use on the no-poo method but that some still seem to have issues with. So it might be best to do without them for now, and see how your hair responds.

Suave and V05 conditioners are popular around here for cowashing, Herbal Essences gels are popular for styling. There are tons of other products, but these are definitely the 'main' set you hear about most often that are easily found at drug stores.
CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
I am also wondering about how often to co wash. I tried doing this once before but my hair just ended up lying flat on my head. But! I'm going to try again. So let's say I decide not to co wash - does this just mean the scalp area? Or does it include the length of the hair - because I can't imagine not using conditioner on the longer part of my hair- it would just be a mess. And, will just water on the scalp area get rid of the product (example, I'm using LA Looks gel, whatever #8 is)

And I hate to say it, but I use a little bit of hairspray, right in the front - because I have to use bobbypins to give a little lift right at the front of my hair, and if I don't use hairspray, it'll just fall right beck where it was. Will this wash out with conditioner?

Thanks for any help!
Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.

Currently using:
-Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
-Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion


tell me the truth guys- does your hair smell a bit? I like the idea of joining the no-poo movement, but I have to admit I'm a little hesitant.

Also I heard about someone who doesn't shampoo but uses a baking soda/vinegar rinse once a month. Do you guys think this is a good move for our curly locks?
tell me the truth guys- does your hair smell a bit? I like the idea of joining the no-poo movement, but I have to admit I'm a little hesitant.

Also I heard about someone who doesn't shampoo but uses a baking soda/vinegar rinse once a month. Do you guys think this is a good move for our curly locks?
Hi everyone

Am a newbie - have bought all the new CG friendly products and am just about to launch into a CG routine. I thought I'd just look at the first post from Gretchen on this thread - to check off that I know what I am doing when I read about making sure you last shampoo doesn't contain any cones - aarrgghhh! The shampoo I've been using is, of course, full of them! However, I do have a brand new bottle of Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin - 3. I had a look here:

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...incat=haircare

and I checked off the ingredients on the back of the bottle and I can't see any cones. But, it does contain Acrolytes copolymer. I did look this up - some sort of plastic. Does anyone know if this is water soluble. Basically, can I use this product as my final shampoo before starting CG?

Thanks everyone
UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
Currently in my rotation:
Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41240927@N03/
hi i just bought the L’oreal everpure rosemary juniper moisture shampoo and the and L'Oreal Vive Pro Hydra Gloss conditioner. the shampoo is sulfate-free but it does have the mild sodium cocoyl isethionate in it (which im ok with). and i read that the conditoner was totallly silicone free and good to use but then i read the ingredients and it has amodimethicone in it. will the sodium cocoyl isethionate remove the amiodimethicone or should i just buy a new conditioner?
Hey!
I am new to the CG method. I went through all of my products in my house to get rid of things with sulfates and cones. The deep conditioner I was using prior to CG is Ion Moisturizing Treatment. I am posting the ingredients. Is this CG friendly?

WATER ,STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE ,QUATERNIUM-18 ,ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL ,CETYL ALCOHOL ,STEARYL ALCOHOL ,GLYCERYL STEARATE ,PEG-100 STEARATE ,STEARAMINE OXIDE ,FRAGRANCE ,PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL ,TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL ,PEG-10 SOY STEROL ,PEG-5 SOY STEROL ,DMDM HYDANTOIN ,LECITHIN ,METHYLPARABEN ,IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA ,ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL ,SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL ,HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN ,WATER ,YELLOW 5 ,CITRIC ACID ,SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL ,RED 40 ,MAGNESIUM SULFATE ,CHAMOMILLA RECUITTA (MATRICARIA) FLWR EX ,WATER ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,SYPHYTUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT ,WATER ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,PANTHENOL ,HYDROLYZED KERATIN ,WATER


Thanks!
Tiffany
i just started no-poo. my hair and scalp loves it!
Avi pic: Damp,freshly washed/ DC'd hair
3c/4a

APL and beyond
http://public.fotki.com/destinych3

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tell me the truth guys- does your hair smell a bit? I like the idea of joining the no-poo movement, but I have to admit I'm a little hesitant.

Also I heard about someone who doesn't shampoo but uses a baking soda/vinegar rinse once a month. Do you guys think this is a good move for our curly locks?
Originally Posted by ohcurlyone

Before when I use to be CG my hair never stink because I wash it every other day or every few days.I rather wash my hair every week now because I don't want my hair to be wet all the time( I air day my hair and use a T shirt).Now I'm a modified CG(means to shampoo once in a while) but few months ago I decided to switch from a regular shampoo( mild shampoo that uses cleansers like coco betaine) to soap nut to wash my hair.I read that soap nuts are very gentle and it cleans very good.This is the soapnut that I have but I haven't use it as yet.

http://www.soapnuts.co.nz/Soapnuts/H...-Soapnuts.html
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....



Last edited by holly8; 11-27-2009 at 01:09 PM.
If you're doing the no-poo/low-poo method, how often do you recommend "washing"?
I just started on the DevaCurl line and it says for everyday use, but is that too often?
I think my hair is in the 3b range, with a bit of 2a/2b in it.
Fine/Medium Hair, but I'm not sure on the porosity yet.
hi i just bought the L’oreal everpure rosemary juniper moisture shampoo and the and L'Oreal Vive Pro Hydra Gloss conditioner. the shampoo is sulfate-free but it does have the mild sodium cocoyl isethionate in it (which im ok with). and i read that the conditoner was totallly silicone free and good to use but then i read the ingredients and it has amodimethicone in it. will the sodium cocoyl isethionate remove the amiodimethicone or should i just buy a new conditioner?
Originally Posted by elehcim68
I just recently realized that ingredient is in the L'Oreal conditioner and am freakin out over whether I have to start the no-poo method all over again since this is the conditioner I have been using since I started no poo. . Can someone please guide us? Thanx in advance for any help!!
i just tried the no poo method for 4 days and so far my hair is looking better. maybe it is winter now, thus my hair is not affected by the humidity. i often have to blow or straighten my hair which is time consuming. i am using tresemme conditioner coz it is cheap and smells nice. i will keep up this method and maybe cut down the days of washing as i am co washing everyday.
I keep seeing a reference to co-washing. I don't wash my hair, even with conditioner every day. I am a 4a and my routine goes like this:
I have my new love potion that I got from a curly sister on You Tube and it consists of (12oz. of distilled water, 4oz. of Now 100% Vegetable Glycerine, 1 TBL + 1 tsp of Olive Oil and 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil). I shake it up in my squirt bottle and spray lightly on my hair when I wake up in the morning. While I'm in the shower the steam and light sprays from the shower get my hair moist enough to detangle with my wide tooth comb. Once it's detangled, I rub about a nickle size amount of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk (I love this stuff) in my hair and it really gives shine and curl definition without the frizz. I use a little Eco alcohol-free syle gel on my edges and I'm out for the day. I massage Vatika oil which has (henna, amla and coconut oils) in my scalp 3 or 4 days a week at night before going to bed. Sometimes if I really want a boost in shine, I'll use Carol's Daugher Hair balm. This is my daily routine and then 1 once a week on Saturday, I wash with Carol's daughter Rosemary Mint Herbal Shampoo with Sea Moss for Dry, Damaged Hair. I spray on the Black Vanilla Leave-in from that line because I do not have a really good deep conditioner yet. I also use Shea Moisures Leave-in from time to time. I do a hot oil treatment weekly with Africa's Best Ultimate herbal Oil w/Ginseng and now that I am out of that, I am going to try the Hesh Amla oil Gold for my hot oil treatments (get that up the street at the Indian grocery store). I need a suggestion on a really good deep conditioner for natural 4a hair as well.
Thanks in advance for your help
I just need to know if my Rosemary Mint Herbal shampoo with Sea Moss is good for my hair. It has Rosemary, peppermit and sea moss in it. It's Paraben, petroleum and mineral oil free with no artificial color. Most of the ingredients look to be natural but here are the ones that I ?:

Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Peg-150 Distearate, DMDM Hydantoin and Iodopropynyl Butylcrbamate, Phenoxyethanol, Tetradibutyl and Pentaerithrity

What are these and are they bad for my 4a natural curls? These are the very last ingredients in the listing of ingredients.

Why do we need to shampoo one last time before starting no-poo? I am confused by this...
Originally Posted by nessababy
You use shampoo with sulfates in order to rid your hair of any silicones and product build-up. You must use a shampoo that contains sulfates but is free of silicones (anything ending in "xane and cone"). Here is a great website to check out: http://healthycurls.awardspace.com/cones.html

Has information about silicone and sulfate free products. Unfortunately, products that are available in the US aren't always the same in other countries. So I can't say if the product you are using are CG friendly or not in Korea. Pantene for the most part is not CG friendly is the US. So I would assume the same for Korea. Products like Sauve Naturals, VO5 and White Rain are CG friendly. Sauve is a great CG starter shampoo. These conditioners aren't as moisturizing as say Loreal Pro-vive nutrigloss. But great as a co-wash. Hope this helps. We're all here to help...keep asking!
Originally Posted by susieQ730
hey this is helpful, i do this but i do use shampoo once a week and just stick my head in under the tub faucet every morning..im also a newbie here is there anyplace to ask questions?
Thanks! I will be starting the "No poo" rountine this week. I ordered the book, but like you said, I want to get started asap!!!
I am a newbie, so I am just getting started on here. I just did a pure virgin coconut oil treatment on my hair, and it looks great!!

The main problem I am having on here is trying to determine my hair type. Looks like 3a, but it can be just wavy at times too being as it is getting longer.

Don't understand some of the short terms on here. Figure out what CG meant though! LOL!

Looking forward to making some new curly girl friends on here!
I've been doing a Co-Wash every day as a wash n go for my TWA.

I also do a deep conditioning twice a week to help with moisture.
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The Napptural Hair Journey of a Liberian Girl
Excellent Article!

Thank you SO Much
2c/3a Currently looking like Marc Bolan's
NO Parabens, No SLS, No Cones please!



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