Introduction to the no-poo method

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Isn't there something similar where you live? Maybe there is and you just have to take a chance... as long as there are no 'cones or drying ingredients in them they could be worth a try.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002

My HG cowash is based on what you said about protein and aloe swelling on hair after drying. But I have seen everyone raving about kiwi and lime squeeze.


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LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
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Isn't there something similar where you live? Maybe there is and you just have to take a chance... as long as there are no 'cones or drying ingredients in them they could be worth a try.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002

My HG cowash is based on what you said about protein and aloe swelling on hair after drying. But I have seen everyone raving about kiwi and lime squeeze.


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Originally Posted by KaZenner1990
Oh really?! I've noticed in your last posts that you seem a lot happier with your hair, so I guess it's really working for you... hmm!

The thing with some products is that we "drool" over them because of what others say and sometimes we happen to be the one exception to the rule... But the truth is that I've been happy with it for years and last week I used it as a LI with a tiny bit of coconut oil and I loved my hair that day. They even changed the formula at one point so I was afraid then that they might've ruined it but it's still just as good.
Isn't there something similar where you live? Maybe there is and you just have to take a chance... as long as there are no 'cones or drying ingredients in them they could be worth a try.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002

My HG cowash is based on what you said about protein and aloe swelling on hair after drying. But I have seen everyone raving about kiwi and lime squeeze.


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Originally Posted by KaZenner1990
Oh really?! I've noticed in your last posts that you seem a lot happier with your hair, so I guess it's really working for you... hmm!

The thing with some products is that we "drool" over them because of what others say and sometimes we happen to be the one exception to the rule... But the truth is that I've been happy with it for years and last week I used it as a LI with a tiny bit of coconut oil and I loved my hair that day. They even changed the formula at one point so I was afraid then that they might've ruined it but it's still just as good.
Originally Posted by CGSince2002
Oh yes I am pretty much thrilled with my hair!!! Only some frizz appeared now but I will find a way to fix it that I am sure!! Lol I have that positive attitude towards my hair

Ahhh you are probably right about others raving about a product. I almost panicked when I thought my hg cowash was discontinued. I bought a stash of 8 bottles of 8oz. That is how much I liked it on my hair. It makes it feel so clean. I still wanna try Shea Moisture line but iherb doesn't carry it.



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LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
DT: EVOO, C.O

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Last edited by KaZenner1990; 06-01-2014 at 11:35 AM.
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Glad to see you're happier with your hair now, that's what it's all about!

Tonight I co-washed with the KLS and then used it as a LI and I'm still liking the results... Btw, did you read my PM?
Glad to see you're happier with your hair now, that's what it's all about!

Tonight I co-washed with the KLS and then used it as a LI and I'm still liking the results... Btw, did you read my PM?
Originally Posted by CGSince2002
Oops I don't check my pms often because I don't really think I would receive any


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LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
DT: EVOO, C.O

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Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014
When I started CG in '02, as my nickname says, things were not this complicated! The whole idea was to simplify one's hair care routine, CO means conditioner, so co-wash just means "washing with conditioner" so there is NO difference between that and "no-poo", just different ways people call the CG method.

Whenever possible one CO should be enough for everything, besides, "back in the day" specific co-washes did not exist yet. IMO they are an unnecessary expense because they usually cost more than a regular CO which could be perfectly fine both for washing and conditioning.

We need to keep in mind that conditioners were created to smooth the hair after shampooing because they roughen the cuticle, with full CG that won't happen, unless a person is clarifying with b.s. or ACV. BUT since most people arrive at CG with very dry or even damaged hair, at least in the beginning reapplying the CO after "co-washing" is very helpful.

Idk if you've ever watched the Wen infommercials, one product does it all (ideally). But sometimes because people don't know their real hair's properties and condition they choose the wrong CO or use too much of it, end up with greasy-looking and flat hair with lots of frizz, and some solve the problem by getting a lighter one for washing. So my advice is to not be heavy-handed when starting, you can always use more next time or even after your hair's dry by diluting a little bit with water in a spray bottle and misting your hair with it, the same goes with the gel, better to not get enough hold for one day than to end up with petrified curls!

A good way to judge if you need to reapply or use your co-wash as a LI, is how the hair feels after co-washing it. If it's slippery and detangled easily, you may actually not need more, especially if your own scalp produces enough oil. But if hair is dry due to heat or chemical processing, then it's a good idea to use more CO rather than less.




Originally Posted by CGSince2002
Thank you for this! I was originally drawn to CG because I'm looking for a way to simplify my current routine of "wash-condition-dry-flat iron-repeat." The more I've browsed CG blogs and info online, the more hesitant I've been feeling about trying it. All of the variations, products and 'rules' make CG really overwhelming for someone like me who doesn't have much experience using a ton of products and doesn't have the budget to spend on them. But after reading your post, I've decided that I'm going to start simple: 1) use a shampoo with sulfates and no 'cones for a final wash; 2) start cowashing with a good, basic silcone-free conditioner. I can add more of my CO as a rinse out or leave in as needed, and incorporate other styling products as I go. Thanks again for making me feel like I can actually do this!
I'm all set to throw out my shampoo bottles

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