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Anyone heard of CWC Washing method?

I belong to other forums, and on one of them I learned of a hair washing method that is good for people with oily scalps but dry hair (like me). It's called the Condition-Wash-Condition method. You start by completely wetting your hair and applying conditioner from your ears to your ends. You then use a small amount of shampoo and cleanse your scalp and only your scalp, then rinse. Then you apply conditioner in your usual, top to bottom, root to tip (or whatever) way, then rinse again.

I tried it this morning, and it seems to have worked pretty well. My scalp feels cleaner than it does when I co-wash, and my hair felt almost as slippery as it does when I co-wash.

Anyway, just thought you gals and guys would like to know.
Armpit length (dry), middle of back wet, 2c/3a, fine, porous, color-over-gray, normal elasticity. Trying so hard to grow it out.
CG since June 2011 and loving it so far.
Product Junkie-love anything CJ. Used to love KT and KCCC, but lately doing nothing for my hair but flattening it.
Am experimenting with products to see what works for me. Seems like I get different results every day even if I use the same products!

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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Thank you for sharing! We'll have to do some digging on this method.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • sassysis2sassysis2 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Ever heard the saying, "There is nothing new under the sun"? The CWC (condition wash condition) Method is not new. I can't say for certain how old it is or where it originated, but I first used it in the early 1970s (in another millenium!!!). I think I got the idea from a fashion magazine at the time. I would first wet my hair. Then I used a deep conditioner with my hair covered for about 30 minutes. Then I would put diluted shampoo on my scalp only. But I worked the shampoo through my hair as well, followed by a thorough rinsing. I then followed with a second conditioner. After, again, rinsing my hair, I would have a final rinse with apple cider vingear and cool water. My hair was in fabulous condition!! I highly recommend this process. You just have to find the right conditioner and shampoo for your hair type.:sign7:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I use it! About half the time when I low poo with coco-betaine, or clarify. Sometimes I do it as a pre-poo, and put conditioner (and/or some oil) on my dry hair (sometimes I mix the condish with a little water first, or spritz my ends lightly), leave it for 5-10 mins, then shower and poo it out.

    Regardless of method, I almost always poo just my scalp, then just rinse the through the rest of my hair. I only ever poo all my hair if I really need to clarify for some reason (build-up, bad ingredient that doesn't agree with my hair, etc.)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i don't know where or when it originated, but in the first curly girl book lorraine talks about coating your hair with conditioner, shampooing your scalp, then rinsing all, then adding conditioner. same idea.
    i never used it, but i could see where it would be helpful.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    So it's like a pre poo only you apply the conditioner right there when you're already in the shower? Or do you wait at least three to five minutes for it to penetrate your hair enough to act as a shield?
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    ^Yeah I think you should definitely wait a bit if you're going to try this method. The more the conditioner can protect your hair, the better.

    My hair and scalp are already dry enough so I'm not gonna try this, but it sounds smart for people who get greasy hair/scalp easily.
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    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
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    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    You can wait or not - just depends on preference. Doing it as a pre-poo can get more moisture into your hair, IMO, where doing it just before shampooing just helps with stripping.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing