im pretty sure i have type 2 c hair. is normal for hair to start out looking and feeling greasy?
I'm pretty sure I have 2 c hair (maybe 2b)and am new to the cg method. I recently did my first cowash but my hair was left looking and feeling greasy...is this normal? Also what types of gels or other products do other type 2c use to not weigh down their curls?
If your hair feels greasy after co-washing then I would not suggest to do co-washing as overtime you may develop conditions of the scalp. I would suggest to use a clarifying shampoo/sulfate free shampoo with a conditioner if this is a reoccuring problem. If that doesn't help then I would use shampoo along with conditioner that would help to get rid of greasy hair when necessary.
If you are new to transitioning, your hair can take 3 to 6 weeks of feeling greasy and limp. I wash my hair with shampoo once a week and co-wash daily, I don't have luck with second day hair. I have 2b/2c hair, it took about 3 months though for my true texture to come out after years of straightening with a blow dryer and flat iron. Now after 3 years of being true to my texture, always natural since I never used chemicals, I am very pleased as a curly/wavy girl. I personally use Sauve Naturals Coconut shampoo once a week and the Coconut conditioner as my co-wash. Back in February I started using Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave-in, quarter size amount because a little goes a long way. I also use Eco Styler gel with Olive Oil. I add essential oils to the jar for fragrance because it is light on sent and I like my hair smelling good. I've never personally had scalp issues but every once in a while my monthly flow gives me break-outs at my hair line. Patient is key while transitioning and trying different products as well. Start with the least expensive ones, read labels and return them if you are not happy. most stores will take back product if you are not satisfied as long as you still have a receipt. In the beginning I used/tried Shea moisture products as they were all over this site and toted as the best product but it is too heavy for my hair. I've tried multiple times since a went curly but still have the same result. Also, sometimes a good hair cut can help but I trimmed my own hair until this past december when I got a Deva Cut.