How to cleanse coarse, low porosity hair?

Anyone else with coarse, low porosity hair? What does your hair washing routine consist of?

Thanks!
Well what I do is I shampoo 2x a month and co wash the rest of the time.
I leave in my conditioner and spray chamomile tea on my hair (so my hair can absorb the conditioner) and seal it in with a light oil.

Listen to your hair and experiment. What does it need? Sometimes it's the product that is the culprit. Just make sure your scalp is clean and happy.

~Jenae 3b/C/iii Blog: http://countrycurl.blogspot.com/ (Sent from CurlTalk App)
My Hair:
3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


Current Products:
DIY Shampoo
Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
It's a 10 Leave In
Sweet Almond Oil
Tresemme Mousse

Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

Well what I do is I shampoo 2x a month and co wash the rest of the time.
I leave in my conditioner and spray chamomile tea on my hair (so my hair can absorb the conditioner) and seal it in with a light oil.

Listen to your hair and experiment. What does it need? Sometimes it's the product that is the culprit. Just make sure your scalp is clean and happy.

~Jenae 3b/C/iii Blog: Country Curls (Sent from CurlTalk App)
Originally Posted by BeautyOG
Thanks for your reply! I'd like to try your chamomile spray. Should it be applied hot/cold or does it not really matter?

What you say about the product sometimes being the culprit- I think that is really true for me.

The past couple of washes I have reduced my styling products to the point where yesterday I cleansed with shampoo (no conditioner or leave-in) and then applied hard gel to damp hair.

I had the best hair I have had in months. My curls were really defined and much tighter and I had good 2nd day hair...

I am almost certain protein and humectants are no good for my hair so until I find a moisturizing product without them, I am kind of stuck in my current routine.

As for oils, light ones like jojoba are ok for SOTC and light smoothing on dry hair, but I can't have them in cleansing or styling products.

I guess I could just keep on shampooing and using gel, but I am a little worried that over time this could be drying...

Last edited by Maria240; 02-10-2016 at 06:11 AM. Reason: spelling
I just remembered that the only conditioning/moisturizing product I have liked was Kinky Curly Knot Today, but used as a rinse out, rather than leave in.

I should just use that again.

Anyone know whether it contains humectants, proteins or oils?

Last edited by Maria240; 02-10-2016 at 07:03 AM.
I have an oily scalp so I usually need to wet my hair and massage my scalp at least twice a week. I usually use Kinky Curly Come Clean as my shampoo. My hair is medium-coarse, low porosity.

I follow up with Renpure's Coconut Creme conditioner, coconut oil, and Tresseme hard hold gel.

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3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
Well what I do is I shampoo 2x a month and co wash the rest of the time.
I leave in my conditioner and spray chamomile tea on my hair (so my hair can absorb the conditioner) and seal it in with a light oil.

Listen to your hair and experiment. What does it need? Sometimes it's the product that is the culprit. Just make sure your scalp is clean and happy.

~Jenae 3b/C/iii Blog: Country Curls (Sent from CurlTalk App)
Originally Posted by BeautyOG
Thanks for your reply! I'd like to try your chamomile spray. Should it be applied hot/cold or does it not really matter?

What you say about the product sometimes being the culprit- I think that is really true for me.

The past couple of washes I have reduced my styling products to the point where yesterday I cleansed with shampoo (no conditioner or leave-in) and then applied hard gel to damp hair.

I had the best hair I have had in months. My curls were really defined and much tighter and I had good 2nd day hair...

I am almost certain protein and humectants are no good for my hair so until I find a moisturizing product without them, I am kind of stuck in my current routine.

As for oils, light ones like jojoba are ok for SOTC and light smoothing on dry hair, but I can't have them in cleansing or styling products.

I guess I could just keep on shampooing and using gel, but I am a little worried that over time this could be drying...
Originally Posted by Maria240
I'm glad I could help!

I used to use OGX sea mineral conditioner to co wash and it would leave my scalp greasy. Now I use Shea moisture coconut and hibiscus conditioner and NY scalp is no longer greasy.

The chamomile tea spray:
1 cup of hot water
2-3 tea bags
1 tsp of Rosemary (let this steep for 10 mins and strain out the rosemary)

Optional:
1/4 cup of rice water (this will repair and moisturize your hair)
2-3 TBS of lemon juice (this will lighten your hair)

Keep refrigerated!




~Jenae 3b/C/iii Blog: http://countrycurl.blogspot.com/ (Sent from CurlTalk App)
My Hair:
3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


Current Products:
DIY Shampoo
Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
It's a 10 Leave In
Sweet Almond Oil
Tresemme Mousse

Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

I have coarse LP hair. Mine is pretty basic. I shampoo with mop top gentle shampoo. Then I condition with the mop top daily conditioner. I tried cowashing, and cowashing every other time but it was too heavy. I also tried applying leave in after the shower but again too heavy for my hair. When I condition, I go ahead a comb through my hair and leave the conditioner in while I shave, wash my body, then I rinse out. And I apply a lot of conditioner. Before I get out of the shower, I flip my head upside down, and scrunch excess water out. If my hair tangly after the shower, I comb with a wide tooth comb again but normally it's fine so I go right for the KCCC. I distribute evenly and then scrunch all of my hair including roots. I plop and dry. On 2nd day hair I'm still playing with products but have found I have to use warm/hot water before applying hair milk, leave ins, gel etc.
Curl Pattern: 2B/2C ( I think), LP, high density, coarse
I'm experimenting with the following....
Shampoo: Mop Top gentle shampoo, Mop Top clarifying rescue treatment
Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
Leave in: As I am, KKKT
Gel: Kinky Curly Custard, Cantu define and shine custard
Refresher: Geranium Refresher Spray (2c distilled water+5 drops of geranium essential oil), DIY spray gel (1 T Mop Top custard + 1 oz distilled water)
Hello all,

I am new to this forum and to the CG method (4 weeks in)!

I also have low-po, coarse hair. My hair is thick, dry and frizzy so I'm always looking for ways to add and seal in moisture. I am currently cleansing once a week with Charme d'Orient rhassoul clay but my scalp does not feel clean. I'm not sure if I'm using it correctly, though. Should I be applying the clay to my scalp or just to the strands and are you supposed to massage it in or just apply it and let it sit for a bit before washing it off?

Also, in terms of the hair strands, whilst I've already seen some great changes in the way my hair looks and feels with the CG method, it feels waxy to the touch after washing it, when it's dry. I think this is maybe because I'm applying too much products in general or maybe too much gel (I use a leave in, coconut oil and a gel on wet hair).

Does anyone have any ideas on how I would avoid these two things or any tips on products/techniques to try?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! :

Thank you!!
Hello all,

I am new to this forum and to the CG method (4 weeks in)!

I also have low-po, coarse hair. My hair is thick, dry and frizzy so I'm always looking for ways to add and seal in moisture.

Also, in terms of the hair strands, whilst I've already seen some great changes in the way my hair looks and feels with the CG method, it feels waxy to the touch after washing it, when it's dry. I think this is maybe because I'm applying too much products in general or maybe too much gel (I use a leave in, coconut oil and a gel on wet hair).

Does anyone have any ideas on how I would avoid these two things or any tips on products/techniques to try?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! :

Thank you!!
Originally Posted by Sailha
Try staying away from the coconut. I have coarse, low-po hair as well and coconut just sits on my hair and makes it greasy. I find that argan or other light oils work better for me.
2c, high density, low porosity, coarse hair.
Currently trying to find a routine that works.

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