Curly hair and sweat?

Hello! Okay so, I know a general rule of thumb for people with curly hair is that we are not supposed to wash our hair every day, because it becomes dryer if you do this.

However, what happens after you work out and sweat? I work out everyday, and I have curly hair, and yes, I sweat - a lot. So what do I do? Isn't the sweat the same thing as water? Is it becoming dry with my sweat?

Help! :-)


  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I have the same problem and I do cleanse my hair every day. I try to co-wash most of the time, with a gentle sulfate shampoo once or twice a week (a sulfate-free shampoo would work too- I just find most of them more drying than a good sulfate shampoo). If you're using gentle products there's nothing wrong with frequent cleansing.

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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
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I use a dry shampoo on days like that and follow up with a good moist leave-in.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    co-wash after each work out and use a gentle shampoo as needed?
  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :icon_smile: I co-wash every day (I have to as I can never get second day hair), and have done since I started the CG method over a year ago. So far, so good!;-)
    :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
  • curlsoulcurlsoul Posts: 27Registered Users
    I have dryness in my hair, so I alternate between doing my whole routine and just using a rinse out and water rinse every other day. I've found I can still maintain my curl pattern that way and keep moisturized but don't need the extra co-wash on my scalp daily to feel refreshed.
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    2c/3a botticelli
    Low Porosity, Low Elasticity, Medium Density, Medium Texture

    CO-wash: JASON Normalizing Tea Tree Conditioner (Silicone-free edition), Giovanni TTTT
    Scalp Treatment: Alaffia Neem & Shea Scalp Recovery Conditioner, Brown Sugar, Jojoba, and Tea Tree once weekly
    RO: L'Oreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner
    Gel: Aloe Vera Gel
    Second day: Lavender mist & Aloe Vera Gel
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I alternate between waterwashing and low pooing. I sweat quite a bit when I work out so I have to do something!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG