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Old 12-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
 
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Is cowashing everynight bad? If I do second day my hair feels greasy so I co wash 4 days of the week and shampoo the days I dont
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
 
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I workout daily, necessitating a daily cowash. There is no problem with cowashing daily. Just make sure you choose a cowash that is right for your hair properties, so you don't over-condition your hair.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
 
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Blessings...

You shouldn't "co-wash" and use shampoo because you are defeating the purpose. It is either one or the other...
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
 
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Blessings...

You shouldn't "co-wash" and use shampoo because you are defeating the purpose. It is either one or the other...
Not necessarily. Some curlies can't co-wash exclusively and so alternate between co-washing and using low-poos.

@Monicaj910 I do wonder though, if you need to co-wash every day and you're shampooing on the days you're not, if you may have some build-up and need to clarify? Maybe the products you're using in between washes are too heavy for your hair? Could also be you might do better with a low-poo as co-washing could be too heavy / moisturising for you?

Of course, everyone has different experiences, but I wouldn't advocate washing hair every day as this rids your hair of its natural oils. Do you have fine hair or low porosity hair? What are you properties?
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Blessings...

You shouldn't "co-wash" and use shampoo because you are defeating the purpose. It is either one or the other...
Not necessarily. Some curlies can't co-wash exclusively and so alternate between co-washing and using low-poos.

@Monicaj910 I do wonder though, if you need to co-wash every day and you're shampooing on the days you're not, if you may have some build-up and need to clarify? Maybe the products you're using in between washes are too heavy for your hair? Could also be you might do better with a low-poo as co-washing could be too heavy / moisturising for you?

Of course, everyone has different experiences, but I wouldn't advocate washing hair every day as this rids your hair of its natural oils. Do you have fine hair or low porosity hair? What are you properties?
This is excellent. I'm starting to think that the products I'm using are too heavy and are necessitating my need to use shampoo at least twice a week after co-washing the other days. Interesting....
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That's what I did for at least the first half year that I was CG. Thanks to all the silicones in mainstream hair products, I'd never been able to develop any techniques for getting my curl to refresh after it set itself in weird patterns overnight, and it took me quite a lot of tries to begin to develop them.

At first, though, my scalp oil production had simply gone rampant because I was washing my hair after work (as a nurse) because I didn't want germs in my face overnight, then having to rewash it in the morning to get rid of the weird right angle bends and other wacky stuff it would be doing. When I started CGing, I was co-washing occasionally, but mostly low-pooing. Each time I low-pooed, though, I'd follow that (as in the repeat step of "lather, rinse, and repeat") with a co-wash, hoping that would slow down my scalp oil production by keeping my scalp from being overly dry. I was really surprised and pleased with how quickly that worked. Once that started to settle down, I was able to do without low-pooing more and more frequently, to the point that I rarely feel the need any more.
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Actually, water washing, in which you give yourself the same thorough scalp massage, but do it under running water, and without poo or conditioner, is an excellent way to get rid of sweat and incidental debris which may have attached itself to your hair during the course of exercise. No matter what you use to wash your hair, you should follow the washing step with conditioning (and detangling with the conditioner on your hair).

I've personally found that I get the best root lift after water washing, and my hair condition improves for not having the sebum removed, as the warm water seems to help distribute it better further down the length of the hair.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #8
 
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I found that I had to alternate between co-wash and a sulfate-free shampoo(Renpure Originals Argan Oil one), as my curl pattern is looser(2c-3a, with the 3a more in underlayers)and my hair is not particularly coarse and I have a lot of it, even though it is only inverted-bob length. I'm able to do 2 co-washes spaced 3 days apart, and then the next time use the aforementioned shampoo. Or sometimes it's every other time with both. Of course using my regular rinse-out conditioner each time LOL! If traveling to a place with hard water, I just take my sulfate-free shampoo and regular conditioner(GVP Twice a month I do both PT(GVP Protein Reconstructing) and DT(One n Only Hydrating Mask).
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