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Old 09-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
 
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Hi! I bought the CG book and started the No Poo plan. My hair felt gross. A friend suggested the Baking Soda wash with the ACV rinse. I have been doing that for about 3 months. My curls improved. Then they started getting very dry! I had stopped using conditioner but my hair was looking great. I started to use conditioner a few times a week because my hair was becoming brittle.Over the last 2 month my curls have gotten less and less, now I have almost straight hair. What am I doing wrong!?! I have been washing with the baking soda, and following with Panteen Curly hair conditioner. I recently colored my hair, then soaked it with olive oil for 2 nights! My curls came back better than ever but promptly disappeared. Now I'm not sure what to do. I changed conditioner to Garnier Fructis Pure Clean conditioner. I'm not sure what products or what method to do with my hair! I'm pretty sure I am a 2C with fine hair and a low porosity. The color I put on my hair 2 weeks ago has almost washed out completely!
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
 
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Emily, it sounds as if you are doing too much. A suggestion: dial way back. Stop everything, except a very gentle no poo or lo poo once or twice a week, followed by a gentle, mild conditioner. No baking soda or acv. Use a curl creme, or a little gel.

Use products that don't contain silicone or any ingredient ending in cone, zone, or zane. Think: less is more. Gentle, and give your curls time to recover.

Sometimes we get very enthusiastic about something and do too much. I do that quite often!

I hope that helps. Please post back and let us know how you are doing.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
 
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'm having a hard time finding what lo poo and no poo is? What products do you suggest I start with? I currently do not have any shampoos in my house
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
 
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Em, it is all explained in the book you have, better than I could explain it but basically, ordinary shampoo contains sulfates, like ammonium lauryl sulfate. A lo poo doesn't contain that, but some gentler cleanser. No poo is usually a conditioner that is used as a cleanser.

If you post in the 2 thread, ask for some suggestions for lo poo shampoos or no poo shampoos. Actually, people with type 2 hair can usually get away with ordinary shampoos.

I know it seems overwhelming, but you just need to take it one step at a time and try asking for suggestions one a time. First, shampoo, then conditioner, then styler.

It's like coloring a picture - you are trying to fill in all the colors with 48 crayons. Just try the basics first - with 12 crayons. I hope that explains it better. Good luck with this! You'll figure it out if you take time and are patient with yourself.
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Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
 
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Yes, and the baking soda is way too harsh. It's worse than shampoo
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Tresemme Naturals Conditioner - Cowash and Leave In
Garnier Frutis Sleek & Shine Shampoo (once a week)
Garnier Pure Clean Gel
Fave Oils- Grapeseed, Jojoba, Apricot
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
 
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Thanks for the help. I started with a lo poo and a protein conditioner and now I'm back to normal! Actually I'm better than normal! My curls are the best they have ever been!
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