April 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm #167578
So i have recently come across a few articles based on the advantages of co washing your hair.
Does this really work in cleaning the hair, i now washing my hair with shampoo once a week and by the 4 th day my hair is extremely oily but i just wear it up for the rest of the week as i dont want to wash my hair more than once a week. I’ve gotten used to the oiliness but the days i do wash my hair jesus do i love that fresh light clean feel !! Does this still happen with co washing
And also if you could explain to me your routine with co washing on terms of how often you wash your hair, how long to leave it in for etc, thanks!!!April 29, 2012 at 11:46 am #168290
I use either a dry shampoo (can be used in spots) or the old fashion way (baby powder in a haircolor applicator bottle applied at the roots either in spots or all over and massaged into scap/roots) and then brush it outApril 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm #168606
Do you co wash though or use shampoo when you actually wash your hair, i use dry shampoo to get me through to the day i do wash my hairMay 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm #168919
Once a week I apply conditioner to my hair while it’s still dry, detangling as I go with my fingers. I then leave it in while I do my Sunday home-spa routine. When I get in the shower I wet my hair a little, then massage my scalp really well with the product already in my hair. I do the rest of my shower then rinse everything out of my hair really really well, flip my head upside down to scrunch out the excess water. I apply a small amount of whipped shea blend to my hair while it’s still damp/wet, then plop my hair into a microfibre towel and out of the way while I go through the rest of my post shower routine. Once done I take my hair out of the towel and let it air dry.
I don’t ever feel the need to shampoo my hair, but as I don’t really use any styling products I don’t have an issue with product build-up. Also, I don’t really do anything on a regular basis that gets my hair dirty or greasy, but obviously when such a situation does arise I wash my hair rather than leave it that way. In those situations I just wet my hair down and massage my scalp vigorously with conditioner and rinse. I find that doing the above more than once a week makes my hair feel over conditioned, which is why I use this way if I need to wash my hair more than once in a week. I do still apply the whipped shea after the shower though.
On the days in between washes I spray my hair with a home-made refresher spray, same kind of thing as you find for makeup only with more oil, then I just give my curls a bit of a scrunch and that’s it.
At the moment I have a curly long gradient bob, but I used this same routine when I had arse length curls.May 3, 2012 at 12:42 am #169178
Thanks aro im going to try it out, i do use products in my hiar so i will see how it goes.May 9, 2012 at 8:50 am #170100
I wash and condition every 3-4 days (hot & humid here in the summer so sometimes every other day)- using Suave Shea and Almond which is a dupe of Aveda Dry Remedy.
Keep as much heat off of your hair as possible – see the Mane&Tail post.
Also Dove’s leave in is doing a great job at keeping the frizz at bay and adding shine and slip
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