How often do you wavies cowash/low poo?

Your Hair type: 2c/3a, medium everything (I think)
Do you Co wash?.. How often: Nope, so far my scalp has been too oily to do co-washing. I think my hair has gotten much healthier since I last tried consistently (7 months ago) so I might try again soon.
Do you Low 'poo? How often : I low-poo with a non-sulfate shampoo (GTTT) every three days. I don't wash my hair at all in between those three to four days.
Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? No cones, and as of now no oil. I think when I'm back in the States I'm going to try Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil, i've heard good things about them
CG since March 2011

Cleanser: DevaCurl No-Poo
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Trader Joe's Tea Tree condish, GVP conditioning balm
Gel: Ecostyler Gel, BRHG
I have type 2c (with everything from 1c/2a to 3a mixed in ) hair, and I low poo every time I wash -- I never CO-wash because of scalp issues. I use a gentle low poo every time I wash. I used to use oils all the time -- pre-washes every time I washed, and sealing, too. But I don't use 'cones, unless it's an occasional water-soluble one.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
Your Hair type: 2c/3a, thick, healthy, no heat or chemical use

Do you Co wash? Yes
How often: once or twice a week

Do you Low 'poo? Yes
How often : every 2 months, before I do a Malibu Crystal Gel Treatment (we have really hard water)

Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? No cones at all,
Grrr.... I'm posting from my phone and accidentally hit send but it won't let me edit. :-/

No cones at all, water soluble oils in my condish and styling products but none on their own
I tried to Co wash today.. so far my hair doesn't feel like it usually does with low 'poo wash.. I don't think my hair is meant for Co washing lol.. but my DD hair loves it..
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity

My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
2b fine
I wash in some form every other day
Summer-normal dews- water wash and low poo once per week
Winter-super low dews and very cold-cowash and low poo once every 10-14 days.

I always add oils to my PT. I do coconut oil prewash treatments rarely in summer and every time in winter.

I don't use cones daily, but I'd use peg cones without batting an eye. My heat protectant that I use occasionally has an a-cone. (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
2c to 3a here, very thick, waist length, medium to find texture

I try to only wash my hair 2x a week.. So I co wash once and low poo once in the week usually Sunday and Thursday ... My hair is never usually greasy between
Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture


Wishing my hair would be more like this ------>
and less like this --------->
Your Hair type: 2b
Do you Co wash?.. How often: I co-wash daily, except the days I shampoo (below)
Do you Low 'poo? How often : Sulfate free shampoo (Burt's Bees or TJ's) twice a week.
Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)? I've been scrunching a bit of jojoba oil in the ends before bed maybe once a week - trying to get better elasticity. I always have to shampoo the day after this, though, or it gets really stringy.
Your Hair type:

2-something? In the shower soaking wet and detangled, it is straight, with just some wave at the ends near my bra strap, but it doesn't dry like that. If I scrunch out some water it gets wavy, and with product and diffusing it gets wavier and curlier. It will lose shape and definition if I don't use enhancers and hard enough hold. My hair is pretty fine, so I could be curlier more like a 3a, but with a weak wave pattern, or I could just be a wavy making the most of the curly impostor dream.

Do you Co wash?.. How often:

I've co-washed once or twice, but prefer creamy cleansers or cleansing conditioners. I haven't done steady co-washes. I've been thinking of trying it out this winter. I use these most washes, but usually not more than 3 washes in a row. I don't wash daily.

Do you Low 'poo? How often :

I use a sulphate free shampoo as needed, usually every few washes, and I wash usually 2 or 3 times a week. Really, I don't have a schedule...I sorta decide when I am ready to shower what I am going to use. On a few occasions, I do use a sulphate shampoo...I have a few from LUSH that I do still like, though I traditionally use them in one of 3 situations.

1) I have pre-washed with oil (such as I did tonight) or used oil in a homemade DT/PT.

2) I am prepping my hair for a PT followed by a DT. I think that clarifying beforehand can be good, and I am adding loads of moisture back into my hair anyway. Not that my sulphate shampoos are terribly stripping.

3)I'm just feeling like it. On occasion I just feel like it is the right thing to do, but I always make sure I add lots of moisture back in, and also that I don't use it on the length of my hair, just the scalp.

Do you use oils or cones (water soluble or non)?

I use coconut oil every now and again as a pre-wash, and I have been known to SOTC with oils/butters/pomades. I don't mind a water soluble cone. I do, on very rare occasions, use a regular cone, just to sort of try it, or use up some product I still have that isn't CG. This would count toward #3 in my list of using sulfate shampoos, but this scenario is incredibly rare.

Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

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