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How often do you condition?

belliawavybelliawavy Posts: 36Registered Users
How often do you condition your hair everyday? How often do i co wash everyday? Please help.
2c
low porosity
medium denisty
coarse

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I know this probably isn't the answer that that you're looking for, but you will need to base this on how your hair feels. Some people alternate co-washing with water washing, others rotate in a low-poo. There are people who will either cleanse or water wash almost every day. Then there are people don't have to re-wet their hair for several days. CG is not a one size fits all method of caring for your curls. I know it can seem overwhelming at first. I suggest keeping a hair journal to track what you're using and how your hair responds.
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    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
  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    I know this probably isn't the answer that that you're looking for, but you will need to base this on how your hair feels. Some people alternate co-washing with water washing, others rotate in a low-poo. There are people who will either cleanse or water wash almost every day. Then there are people don't have to re-wet their hair for several days. CG is not a one size fits all method of caring for your curls. I know it can seem overwhelming at first. I suggest keeping a hair journal to track what you're using and how your hair responds.

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    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
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  • wirenawirena Posts: 2Registered Users
    I totally agree with Corrina 777 :)
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  • belliawavybelliawavy Posts: 36Registered Users
    Thank you for the advice i will start a journal about how my hair feels. The only thing that gets me is that i walk 4 miles a day in the morning and my hair is frizzy and puffy after. Thanks
    2c
    low porosity
    medium denisty
    coarse
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Would you be cleansing or conditioning your hair before or after the walk?

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    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
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    Look up the spritz and condish method. That would probably help with the frizz after your walk
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    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • vikkivmavikkivma Posts: 14Registered Users
    Thanks for this -- I've been really confused about exactly how I'm supposed to be approaching this. Co-washing vs. the baking soda/vinegar method, etc.

    Weirdly, I noticed that when I water-washed, for some reason my hair got really weighed-down and went almost straight.

    What I'm trying right now is putting a 2nd day "curl refresher" in a misting bottle with a hefty amount of water and then spritzing my hair lightly before I go to bed, followed by a curl activator. I tried that last night and it worked great -- probably the best my hair has looked in the week and a half I've been trying this.
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    vikkivma wrote: »
    Thanks for this -- I've been really confused about exactly how I'm supposed to be approaching this. Co-washing vs. the baking soda/vinegar method, etc.

    Weirdly, I noticed that when I water-washed, for some reason my hair got really weighed-down and went almost straight.

    What I'm trying right now is putting a 2nd day "curl refresher" in a misting bottle with a hefty amount of water and then spritzing my hair lightly before I go to bed, followed by a curl activator. I tried that last night and it worked great -- probably the best my hair has looked in the week and a half I've been trying this.


    It's all very personalized. I wasn't thrilled with baking soda and ACV so I don't bother with it. I normally use cleansing conditioners instead of regular conditioners to co-wash and I cleanse almost every day because I do 1-2+ hours of martial arts almost daily. That's why the hair journal is so helpful- there's going to be trial and error involved in finding your perfect routine.

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    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
  • belliawavybelliawavy Posts: 36Registered Users
    I would walk first. I conditioned this morning and i blotted with a towel then added FOTE and Lalooks gel. My hair is curly which is good. But i did start the journal. I also noticed that my hair looks good but feels like i have a lot of product in it. I am going to pineapple tonight so i don't have to wet or water wash tomorrow. I'll let you know how it comes out.. Thanks
    2c
    low porosity
    medium denisty
    coarse