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curlylocs232 08-12-2012 12:40 PM

Can this work without a shower????
Hi everyone,
I haven't posted on here much lately, really just been lurking because I gave up on my hair for a while. It was too thick to manage and I simply didn't have the time to detangle every morning. I never could get multiple day hair - probably using the wrong products....
So I thought I'd ask you guys for a little help before I embark on the cg journey after being inspired by Mahogonycurls on YT.
This may sound strange to some, but I have such difficulty with my hair because I don't have a shower :-(
I have to wash my hair upside down over the bath (using a jug!!! - old skool, i know!!!) and then detangle afterwards, which of course leaves me with loads of tangles and extremely big hair as I have just tipped my hair upside down (it's dense and big anyway - no shower doesn't help!!)
My question is; does anyone else manage their naturally curly hair without a shower? If so, any tips??

Sweetumms 08-15-2012 07:50 PM

I usually wash my hair over the side of the tub just because I'm used to doing it that way although I run the water and don't use a jug.. After you shampoo put lots of conditioner in your hair and finger detangle while hanging over the tub. Since you are using a jug I suggest washing and detangling in 4 sections twisting each section after detangling and rinsing the conditioner out of the twists after you have finished all 4 sections. this method is used in the shower as well by ladies with thick hair.

adthomas 08-16-2012 08:01 PM

I found this attachment at the beauty supply you put on your sink faucet and it makes washing your hair much easier. It is like a long plastic hose and the water channels through it.

curlylocs232 08-17-2012 06:48 AM

Thanks for your replies! I like the idea of detangling in smaller sections. My problem is not really the running water, (the shower head attachment will be great to sort that - I must get one) but more so the fact that my hair is upside down when I work on it. This gives me so much volume (that I don't really need as my hair is already soooo big!). For the last couple of days I have detangled twice. Once upside down, and again while sitting on the edge of the tub. It's messy because the conditioner splashes everywhere, but it's ok until I raise the cash for a shower!!
Sweets..I'm glad I'm not the only one who works this your hair very thick? How long does it generally take you to detangle over the bath tub? And do you find that you have more tangles if you wash and detangle upside down?

Sweetumms 08-18-2012 07:10 PM

No my hair is not thick anymore but I'm on the road to recovery with that. I have thyroid problems and 2 months ago found out that I was severely iron def. My daughters both have EXTREMELY thick hair and I usually do their hair in the sink. I find that the sink is the same as the shower until its time to flip the hair back. To help with this I use a T shirt to coil the hair in without causing tangles or frizz. As far as the tangling it's the same but either way its easier if you have running water than it is with a jug.

NaturalBabyDoll 08-20-2012 12:34 AM

When you get your attachment for the tub you can always get into your swimsuit or some old clothes and sit with your back towards the running water and tilt your head back. I know that sounds completely crazy, but it could work. When I wash my hair in the sink I actually bend over backwards to wash my hair...not that it makes a difference though. My hair still comes out poofy :-?

curlylocs232 08-21-2012 04:25 PM

@Sweets, I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I'm glad you say that you are on the road to getting better.
I will try it in the sink with running water until I can get the shower head. I actually took my stuff all the way to my mums this evening so I could detangle standing the right way up!
@Naturals, your crazy idea already crossed my mind! Maybe it's not so crazy! I should be moving house soon and the new bathroom ceiling isn't high enough for a shower - now I know it's not such a crazy idea, I'll be attaching the shower head lower down the wall - this way I can sit under it! Thank you! 😊

Layali 08-30-2012 07:20 PM

Maybe you could use a spray bottle to saturate your hair with water once you finish washing it. This could kill the poof.

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