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gjj 02-04-2012 02:27 PM

Day 9 of CG for me... hair is greasy feeling so quick++
if you want a hair type, I would say 3b. It curls straight from the root down. My hair felt blah at the back of my scalp right after my shower even though I thoroughly co washed my whole scalp multiple times (anywhere it didn't feel clean after rinsing, I tried again, lol. 2nd day hair looks very blah and kinda greasy even if I did my hair the night before. It is looking curlier/nicer other than that....

I'm guessing my scalp is adjusting to the lack of low-poo w/ the occasional sulfate shampoo and is producing a lot of oil right now?

Or do you think my products could be too moisturizing?

Here's what I'm using:

Co-wash: V05 Kiwi Lime

RO: GVP Conditioning Balm (I get a lot of tangles, I've always needed a heavy conditioner, this helps and I do keep it away from my scalp so I'm thinking that this couldn't be causing the heaviness- at least at the scalp- since it seems the hair that seems the greasiest, even after using a lot of the V05 is near the scalp...

The first day I tried HETT as my gel but it didn't give me near enough hold, so then I tried LALSG but had some frizz/ wasn't as shiny, so then I added the Bioterra gel w/ some LALSG scrunched in right before I get out of the shower.

So, anyone think I should try any diff products or do you think I am just going through the dreaded transition period?

Should I mix a bit of baking soda in w/ the V05 for my cowash followed by an ACV rinse today or should I switch something up?

Other CG co-washes I have on hand are: Suave Waterfall Mist, old formula White Rain in Jasmine or Energizing Citrus.

I have GFTN I could use as my RO instead,

I also have my Condition 3 in 1 mousse that has 1 water souluble cone in it that I could try in place of the bioterra gel, lalsg or both...

any thoughts would be *greatly* appreciated, thank you!! I have about 2 hours before I am going to shower, if I don't hear anything, I plan on trying the BS/ACV/conditon b/c I'm going out tonight and really don't want to have greasy hair. :)

Cuban-curl-E 02-04-2012 03:46 PM

I can't co-wash exclusively. I had too much build up and realized co washing isn't for everyone. I have low porosity hair and hard water so co washing left my hair coated all the time. I use sulphate free poos every time I wash. I also do BS/ACV rinses about once a month and that really helps.

It could also be that you scalp is adjusting. I never had scalp issues per se. I have read about others on here that go through a yucky initial phase before scalp adjusts.

gjj 02-04-2012 04:05 PM

Thanks so much. I think I will try a BS/ACV. I also think I will try the White Rain Jasmine today. I realize that I'd rather not change more than one thing at a time but I'd like my hair to look nice tonight so I'm going to go ahead and do what I think will give me the best results for the evening.... maybe I'll just straight listen to my gut today and my whole routine will change?

I appreciate the feedback. ty again!

Cuban-curl-E 02-04-2012 05:29 PM

How was the BS/ACV? Did it help?

gjj 02-05-2012 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by Cuban-curl-E (Post 1876505)
How was the BS/ACV? Did it help?

Yea, tremendously. :) I also used my mousse instead of gel and I have pretty curls and volume. Maybe a tiny bit more frizz now that I slept on it but that is worth it to me to have the volume honestly.

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