Co wash

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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
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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2b/c
fine, low/ normal porosity, med density, normal elasticity.
Dislikes: Aloe by itself, polyquat 4
Low poo (used rarely): CJ Curl Assurance
Co-wash: CJ Daily Fix
Condish: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Stylers: CCCCL, SCE FSG, SCE CHHE
PT: IA Girls PT w/ mag. sulfate, CJ Repair Me
DT: CJ Rehab or Deep fix
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You shouldn't "co-wash" and use shampoo because you are defeating the purpose. It is either one or the other...
My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Co-Wash - Pantene Naturals Co-Wash
Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Leave In - SM CH Curl/Shine Conditioner
Hydration - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Styler - SM CH Curl & Style Milk
Deep Conditioner - LS Organic Cholesterol

Blessings...

You shouldn't "co-wash" and use shampoo because you are defeating the purpose. It is either one or the other...
Originally Posted by Lady_Creole
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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Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: FiN Raspberry and Cranberry, or FiN Chocolate
D/C: For now it's Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity, or
Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly

UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
Blessings...

You shouldn't "co-wash" and use shampoo because you are defeating the purpose. It is either one or the other...
Originally Posted by Lady_Creole
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?
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
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....


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk
Air Dry

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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.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
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.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
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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