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Old 10-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
 
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when i use suave conditioners to co wash with i need
to use about 1/4 a bottle at each wash...why is this?(
i don't with my low poo)....i put on a big amount,then it feels like i don't have any in my hair so i keep putting it on til i feel like my hair has something in it so i can begin scrubbing my scalp...not sure why it takes SO MUCH to do the job? is my hair 'thirsty"?

also, after several times of using just this product to cowash on the top of my scalp i start getting a white buildup,i can scratch off some white stuff. its not itchy.
would brown sugar mixed with the conditioner help get this stuff off? how often would be too much? I do feel like i am scrubbing long enough so i don't think thats a problem and i feel i rinse thoroughly.

2c hair, low to low-med porosity,coarse dense hair.no coloring or heat used on it.....pretty healthy.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
 
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
 
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U may need something lighter as a cowash, maybe vo5. Or a Lo/no poo every one in awhile?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
 
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I know when I first started with CG method, I felt like I needed way more co-wash than I actually did. Remember that there are ingredients in the conditioner that work as surfactants, and the real cleansing comes from the motion of massaging your scalp. I'd try cutting back to the amount you use when you use a cleanser and see if your scalp feels clean enough. HTH!
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #5
 
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Co washing, as in washing the scalp not the length, should require only a quarter sized amount. It will not be like shampooing your hair with lots of product/lather. Imo, you are using way too much and that is probably the main cause of the build up. That being said, I cannot use drugstore brands for cowashing (or conditioning) no matter how much or little I use - the ingredients don't agree with me, they build up, and they are never moisturizing enough.

You can kill the build up with a bs wash, be sure to follow with an acidic rinse.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
 
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well, I also had to use a lot of product when using suave. Thats why I stopped using it. 1 bottle lasted about 6 or 7 cowashes.

No way a quarter sized amount will work for me.

Right now I am using MOP daily conditioner to co-wash and Tresemme naturals to rinse out.

With MOP I use less product than with any other cond, but still it is about 2 quarter sized amount.

Im happy!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #7
 
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Thanks everyone. i try not to use a lot of the conditioner on my scalp when i cowash but its the length of my hair
that just seems to suck it up. i put the cowash over the whole length and i have to keep on putting more on the length or it feels like there is nothing there. maybe i should just use a small amount for the scalp,rinse,then use conditioner on the length instead. i was using suave as my cowash and conditioner-in-one.

brown sugar scrub should help too.

i just didn't know why my hair would suck up so much of the suave when it didn't with other conditioners.
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