There's hope! co-wash advice

bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
So after a couple of months of struggling I figured it out!!

I've been CG about 5 months or so. y issue with co-washing was that I have a very greasy scalp. The first month I lo-poo'd every wash and followed it with a co-wash to tell my scalp it didn't need to produce as much oil.

It worked and I was down to lo-poo'ng once every week and all co-washes in between. Then, July came with all it's gross humid heat and my scalp (and face) went into it's usual greasy over-drive. I was lo-pooing every other day to prevent the greasy feeling.

But I finally realized, the problem this whole time has been the conditioners I was using to co-wash. You see, I like using very natural products. But natural conditioners tend to be oil heavy and not contain as many surfacants. So, 2 days ago I tried VO5 kiwi-lime squeeze to co-wash and OMG! Today is day 2 and no greasy feeling or itchiness at all. I used my usual very rich RO afterwards as always - still good.

So - moral of the story is if you are having trouble switching to co-washing make sure you are using the right conditioner to do so...
3B curls
Medium texture
Normal elasticity
High porosity


  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Registered Users Posts: 478
    ;-) Glad to hear you've found a method working for you - I agree it's all in the experimenting, sometimes it takes a while to find the right products in the right order that work, but when you finally do and you get that good hair day you've been waiting for, it's a great feeling.
    :icon_smile: UK Curly
    Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
    Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
    Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
    Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
    CG since Feb 2011

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