Over-Shampooing/Conditioning HELP!

Due to my daily exercise routine, I have gotten into the bad habit of conditioning my 4b hair daily (I use redken real control intense renewal or redken all soft), and I shampoo/condition a couple times a week because I don't use all natural products but I hate product build up, especially when mixed with sweat. Now, my hair is feeling dry, eventhough I moisturize frequently and sometimes do the baggy method overnight. Are there any styles or methods I could adopt while working out so that I won't feel the need to clean and condition my hair daily. Any advice would help.

I must have 4D hair!


  • theliothelio Registered Users Posts: 5,374
    It is possible to over condition. have you tried maybe just doing a water wash or a milder, not so heavy conditioner?
  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Registered Users Posts: 227
    Do you follow a CG routine? Many of us find that our scalps over-produce oil from harsh sulfates and cleansers, and when those are eliminated, our scalps become much more balanced and need to be cleansed less frequently. Conditioner washing (CG method) is also a great option if you need to cleanse your scalp daily but want to use something very gentle on your curls.

    The shampoo-free forum and several threads around here go into detail about the CG method and how to adapt it to best suit your needs.

    Good luck!
    My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

    Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
    Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
    Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

    Likes: Plopping!
    Dislikes: Glycerin

    CG and loving it! :hello1:

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