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CO-Wash for Men

PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
I wanted to know how everyone else co-washes?

Personally I use 3 conditioners everytime I wet my hair and a leave in conditioner before styling.

I always go in a certain order by first wetting and then putting on the all natural conditioner first and letting it sit in my strands for about 5 minutes.

Then I rinse and put in the buttery moisturizing conditioner for 3 minutes.

Then rinse and put in the Morrocan Argan oil conditioner for 3 minutes.

I pat dry out excess water and then load in the moisturizing leave in conditioner before putting in my protein gel.

Decide if I'm putting my locks in a ponytail or not and then just air dry.

I always get the "your hair is so healthy" comments so I stick to this routine and only wash MAYBE once a month with a clarifying and fortifying shampoo.

What is your shampoo and conditioner routine and why????


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  • somethingelsesomethingelse Posts: 75Registered Users
    one of my previous routines that i loved the results best was to co-wash everyday: getting hair drenched, then fingercombing my yes to carrots conditioner in. let it sit for the whole shower time, then rinse-shake my under the water head. that would be it. lol.

    i would then spray a leave in mixture and i usually diffused my hair since it was in the cold days. i would use shampoo once a week (at minimum)... i usually go longer than that though.

    i then moved on to another routine to test out which was similar except i would not touch my hair at all for an exact week.

    and now i'm trying something else that i am enjoying a lot.
    products: after everything I've tried & loved, I'm now down to just using yes to carrots conditioner. i actually just rub it on my hair while dry, get my hair moisted up with just that, then carefully finger comb/seperate sections of my hair (takes about 15-20 minutes). after that, i hope in the shower, let the water hit and shake-rinse my hair and massage my scalp. once out, i simple let my hair air dry. every now and then, i'll use a diffuser.

    btw, pardon my all lower case. i just love 'em.
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    A friend just gave me a sit under hair dryer lol it's so not like me but the longer this hair gets the more care I have to give it.

    I've been using my same products since my earlier post and I think it works but I'm totally unsure.

    Being a guy it's like there's nothing to base off except our self.


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  • somethingelsesomethingelse Posts: 75Registered Users
    PRINCETON wrote: »
    Being a guy it's like there's nothing to base off except our self.

    i tried my first twistout last week since my hair was long enough for me to tackle the back on my own, and still ge in a comfortable position. now i've been doing it everyday. lol. last night i actually turn my nine twist section, and put four in each section to wear the twist for a day or two.
    products: after everything I've tried & loved, I'm now down to just using yes to carrots conditioner. i actually just rub it on my hair while dry, get my hair moisted up with just that, then carefully finger comb/seperate sections of my hair (takes about 15-20 minutes). after that, i hope in the shower, let the water hit and shake-rinse my hair and massage my scalp. once out, i simple let my hair air dry. every now and then, i'll use a diffuser.

    btw, pardon my all lower case. i just love 'em.
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    I did the twist thing per a tip on here but I don't think I did it right. I always feel like the back of my head is missing the point.


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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    I love how you GUYS take care of your hair. :) It's pretty cool. I didn't know that some guys were into their hair like that. But hey, if you want it to look good, then you have to take care of it. :afro:
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    lol yeah some guys can even be found at a barbershop getting their hair shaped up every week.


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  • CrazyCurlyHairedGuyCrazyCurlyHairedGuy Posts: 151Registered Users
    My routine is: Light Suave conditioner to "wash" hair start at my scalp and then scrub and fingercomb/brush(depending on how tangled my hair is that morning) down to the ends..rinse, then massage a heavier suave coditioner from ends to about half an inch scalp and let it sit while I finish my shower (about 5-10 minutes), then rinse completely out. Then I twist my hair around and around like a rope and ring out all the excess water and then lightly apply another Suave Naturals conditioner that I mixed with Q-Oil by Andre Walker (Oprah's stylist for the past 25years) as a leave in and then "whip my hair" back and forth a few times slinging out as much dripping water out of my hair as possible so my hair can air dry throughout the day(usually about 3-4 hours) and not drip water on the back of my shirt in the process. Honestly only shampoo my hair when I get it straightened which is usually only once a year to have my ends trimmed, a lot of people cut theirs every 3-5 months but I think that's overdoing it unless the ends of your hair is prone to breakage. I've been doing this since fall of '09 and its has worked for me.
    CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
    Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
    Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
    Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

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  • CrazyCurlyHairedGuyCrazyCurlyHairedGuy Posts: 151Registered Users
    Oh I forgot to mention..I've never done the twists before but just got braids for the first time a week ago(because I've been working like a maniac at work lately and seriously don't have time to do my hair) and I'm actually kind of liking it minus the pain but I'm interested to see what it looks like after I take them out. I know a lot of guys/girls who have done braid-outs, similiar to twist-outs and they have looked really good.
    CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
    Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
    Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
    Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

    Follow Me on Twitter~~~~~>www.twitter.com/CourtneyAllenW
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    When I take my braids out the hair is extremely wavy but I usually wash it and get re rebraided within 24 hours.


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  • CrazyCurlyHairedGuyCrazyCurlyHairedGuy Posts: 151Registered Users
    How long have you been growing your hair out? I'm guessing your asian and black? You have hair like my cousin, which he is like a 2a 2b...he just let's his hair be wavy instead of curly.

    My braids hurt like a *****...I don't think I will get it braided back immediately..besides giving my head a break, I paid 40 bucks for it and my hair grew it out in 7 days..they are already loose and need to be done again.

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    CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
    Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
    Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
    Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

    Follow Me on Twitter~~~~~>www.twitter.com/CourtneyAllenW
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    I just started growing my hair last year around March. I was completely bald from shaving my head with razors.

    I normally wear it bald but also about 5 years ago I had long hair longer than it is now and I shaved it off. I have a love/hate thing with my hair.

    Yeah I'm Black and Filipino


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  • ChuckChuck Posts: 42Registered Users
    PRINCETON wrote: »
    I wanted to know how everyone else co-washes?...

    Copied from my other post...

    Co-wash with VO5 moisturizing conditioner or some other cheap silicone free stuff, Kinky-Curly Knot-Today conditioner, or Curls Coconut Colada, rinse, then Curls Creme Brule raked and scrunched and either air dry or plopped w/ microfiber turban while I brush teeth and get dressed. (Once in a great while, I'll use some mousse or gel.) The whole routine, shower, hair, teeth and dress, takes me less than 30 minutes. No heat. No brushing ever! I love what it's doing for my hair, but I have to admit that there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to product. LOL.
    Rake and shake, Scrunch and plop!
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    @Chuck that's sensible because my routine takes about 2-3 hours. Trying to get down to minimal effort but I think I'm on verge of doing deep conditioners daily because I let the conditioner sit for about 15 minutes daily.

    I gotta check out that brulé creme you mentioned. Sounds like good stuff.


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  • ChuckChuck Posts: 42Registered Users
    PRINCETON wrote: »
    @Chuck that's sensible because my routine takes about 2-3 hours. Trying to get down to minimal effort but I think I'm on verge of doing deep conditioners daily because I let the conditioner sit for about 15 minutes daily.

    I gotta check out that brulé creme you mentioned. Sounds like good stuff.


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    You can find it @ Target...
    Curls Cream Brule - 8 fl. oz. : Target

    I deep conditioned Sunday with a home made recipe. I used equal parts extra virgin olive oil, honey and Burt's Bees Color Keeper conditioner. I worked all of it into my wet hair and put a plastic shower cap on for an hour. After I rinsed my hair was very soft, but my curls were rather limp. Monday morning I shampood with Kinky-Curly Come Clean and used Kinky-Curly Knot Today conditioner. Rake and shake Creme Brule and the curls just POPPED. Coils and ringlets all over once my hair dried.
    Rake and shake, Scrunch and plop!