How often do you cleanse your hair?

artemis513artemis513 Registered Users Posts: 666 Curl Neophyte
By "cleanse" I mean anything from co-wash, conditioning cleanser, low-poo, or sulfate/clarifying shampoo?

Asking b/c low porosity curlies run the risk of over conditioning/product build-up often...

tia
4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11
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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Registered Users Posts: 640
    Pretty much every time I wash (so about twice a week) but I use a very gentle low-poo mixed with some conditioner. A Co-Poo!
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Curl Connoisseur
    Almost every day. I try to co-wash as much as possible (usually a cleansing conditioner), but low-poo once or twice a week. A lot of that is because I do martial arts most days for up to two and a half hours a day (up to four hours on Fridays). My hair is a drippy, dirty, sweaty mess after that, so I can't imagine not cleansing it the next morning. On days that I don't train, I will try for second day hair the next day, but it doesn't happen often.
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    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Registered Users Posts: 1,275 Curl Connoisseur
    I cowash every other day, and do an ACV rinse once a week.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Registered Users Posts: 5,136 Curl Connoisseur
    I wash with non-sulfate shampoo once to twice a week & probably once a month with an ammonium sulfate shampoo (suave naturals). I have an oily scalp and get build up easily if I don't wash often.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    artemis513 wrote: »
    By "cleanse" I mean anything from co-wash, conditioning cleanser, low-poo, or sulfate/clarifying shampoo?

    Asking b/c low porosity curlies run the risk of over conditioning/product build-up often...

    tia

    Not sure why you say that?? It's not something that I've heard,or experienced. Most people with low porosity have difficulty with absorbing moisture or anything else. Build up would depend on what products/ingredients you're using.

    I wet, use a rinse out and style everyday. Normally use natural soap bars to cleanse--every 3 days in the summer, 5-7 in the winter. I use CJ Daily Fix for it's chelating properties every 2-3 weeks and a non sulfate shampoo every few months.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Registered Users Posts: 1,419 Curl Neophyte
    Every week unless something comes up, but since I've been using my activator solo I rinse every 2 or 3 days.

    Jen :D


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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    Once every 5-10 days.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • NaturalfinallyNaturalfinally Registered Users Posts: 516
    Once a week. My hair doesn't thrive with heavy manipulation.
    BC'ed - Jan 09
    Hair Type: 4A-3C Crown
    Hair Texture: Fine, Thin
    Hair Density: Medium - Thin Crown
    Porosity: Low
    Co-wash: Sauve Coconut and/or Clarifying, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Leave-In: GDLI, YTCLI, KBB, KCNT
    Moisturizers: QBRBC, KBB, Glycerin, SMCS,SMDM
    DT: AOGPB, AOBGA, GEPT, TJNS, YTC, Henna, Alma, Brahmi, Maka, Tulsi, Kalpori
    Sealant: EVOO, Jojoba, Grapeseed, JBCO, Herbal Oil - Hesh Herbal Oils

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  • famus_darlingfamus_darling Registered Users Posts: 85
    Once a week. My hair doesn't thrive with heavy manipulation.

    I like that you said that. I thought it was just me.

    I actually cow ash every 2-3 days, but I simply squeeze the Cond in to give me moisture and I use bentonite clay once a week.
    Me: 3c, very thick
    BC- May 2010
    Current routine:
    pre poo: avacado, banana babyfood, grapeseed oil, and silk amino acid. Cleanser: DC No Poo 1x a week and BC 1x a week. DT: GVP Cond balm and grape seed oil
    Co-wash: GVP CD, TJ tea tree
    Leave-in: GVP CD, TJ tea tree, and grape seed oil
    Styling: HETT and castor oil
    DD (8 & 6 yo): both4s (1 thick, 2 thin) – keep in 2strand twists
    DD (4yo): 3b (very thin, hard to grow) – keep in single braids with lots of beads for protection
  • anonymous_103081anonymous_103081 Registered Users Posts: 492
    I co wash once a week. My hair does so much better that way. Some days I use my mister bottle to wet my hair. It just has water and V05 conditioner.
    25", hennahead, CO, goal: hip
  • adthomasadthomas Registered Users Posts: 5,525 Curl Neophyte
    Shampoo once a week. Co wash every other day like my hair prefers when Im not lazy. Every third day when im lazy.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • artemis513artemis513 Registered Users Posts: 666 Curl Neophyte
    kathymack wrote: »
    artemis513 wrote: »
    By "cleanse" I mean anything from co-wash, conditioning cleanser, low-poo, or sulfate/clarifying shampoo?

    Asking b/c low porosity curlies run the risk of over conditioning/product build-up often...

    tia

    Not sure why you say that?? It's not something that I've heard,or experienced. Most people with low porosity have difficulty with absorbing moisture or anything else. Build up would depend on what products/ingredients you're using.

    I wet, use a rinse out and style everyday. Normally use natural soap bars to cleanse--every 3 days in the summer, 5-7 in the winter. I use CJ Daily Fix for it's chelating properties every 2-3 weeks and a non sulfate shampoo every few months.

    Exactly. If someone's hair cannot absorb the products that they are using, there can be a build up on the hair depending on their cleansing schedule and whether they are just rinsing or using some type of cleanser.

    How Does Hair Porosity Affect Your Curls? | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care

    That was the reason for my question. Was just curious if other low porosity curlies were cleansing often or not. Judging from most of the responses here, cleansing is a frequent occurrence.

    Thanks all.
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
    Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11
    My Fotki
    My Blog
  • guthak01guthak01 Registered Users Posts: 195 Curl Novice
    I co wash almost daily and use a non sulfate shampoo ( Shea moisture, moisture retention) whenever I feel like it. Maybe every two weeks, or sometimes every couple of days.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • diasporadiaspora Registered Users Posts: 596 Curl Neophyte
    I cowash every couple days, and use a low-poo 1-4 times/month depending on how my hair feels and how often I'm trying a new product.

    And I do believe I've been over-conditioned before, especially when I was using Creme of Nature shampoo years back.
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    I'm currently going through a regimen change, but I'd try to co-wash 2x-3x per week. I like to wet my hair everyday. I'm gonna try lo-pooing 1x perm month.
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Registered Users Posts: 476 Curl Neophyte
    I low poo 1-2 x week, co-wash in between and clarify about 1 x month. I have hard water though.
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair


    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
  • evelynnalfredevelynnalfred Registered Users Posts: 324
    I co-wash once a week and shampoo when my hair needs it, usually every other month.


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  • pamm3lapamm3la Registered Users Posts: 70
    I cowash once or twice a week.

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    3B/3C Recovering from heat damaged :/... almost like transitioning because most of my hair is straight it won't curl, thsi is due to sooo many years of using heat without stoping.

    Braid out and twist out are my staple styles right now! Not using heat since December 2011. Still experimenting with products!

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