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Working out every day: advice needed about washing -.-

Hi all!
I'm working out almost every day, i usually rest once or twice a week.
I sweat a lot so i have to wash my hair daily, but i'm scared about damage my hair, so i need advices.
Before my recent big chop, i wash my hair every 2 days with a baby shampoo (johnson baby shampoo which has sulfate but it's milder than other sulfate shampoo).
Now i was thinking that maybe it would be better to wash everyday but using milder routine.
Repeated CW leaves my hair greasy and mushy, so i was wondering about this routine:
1) wash with sulfate-free shampoo once a week
2) CW in the remaining day

What do you think about this routine?
Thank you! :happy4:
Curl Pattern: 2c-3a
Porosity: medium
Density: thin
Width: fine
Lenght: short (jaw-lenght)
2013 haircut: 1/25/2013; 07/04/2013

Routine: modified CG
CW: cone free and protein free conditioners
DT: homemade sheabutter hair creme /Hydraderm sheabutter hair mask+coconut oil+lecitin
Styling before diffusing FSG with hydrolized keratin
Once a month (or every 2 months): henna

Comments

  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    See what your hair likes. I also wash daily due to intense workout and I rote between straight co-washing, cleansing conditioners (my personal favorite) and low-poo (sulfate-free shampoo). I decide in the morning what to use based on what products I used the day before and how my hair feels. If it feels a little drier I use a more gentle option. If I used heavy styling products the day before I go with a stronger cleanser. I also generally use rich ROs and lots of protein (my hair is fine and loves protein).
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  • Wurly_GirlWurly_Girl Posts: 41Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    See what your hair likes. I also wash daily due to intense workout and I rote between straight co-washing, cleansing conditioners (my personal favorite) and low-poo (sulfate-free shampoo). I decide in the morning what to use based on what products I used the day before and how my hair feels. If it feels a little drier I use a more gentle option. If I used heavy styling products the day before I go with a stronger cleanser. I also generally use rich ROs and lots of protein (my hair is fine and loves protein).

    I never saw a cleansing conditioner here, i will check it out! :)
    Curl Pattern: 2c-3a
    Porosity: medium
    Density: thin
    Width: fine
    Lenght: short (jaw-lenght)
    2013 haircut: 1/25/2013; 07/04/2013

    Routine: modified CG
    CW: cone free and protein free conditioners
    DT: homemade sheabutter hair creme /Hydraderm sheabutter hair mask+coconut oil+lecitin
    Styling before diffusing FSG with hydrolized keratin
    Once a month (or every 2 months): henna
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    I work out 5x a week and I'm a heavy sweater too (I can literally wring the sweat out of my hair) and I just cowash every morning with a light weight conditioner and then follow up with a heavier conditioner. I only use shampoo 1x a week because you really don't need it to remove sweat...the conditioner is enough to do that and it won't strip your hair.
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  • Wurly_GirlWurly_Girl Posts: 41Registered Users
    I work out 5x a week and I'm a heavy sweater too (I can literally wring the sweat out of my hair) and I just cowash every morning with a light weight conditioner and then follow up with a heavier conditioner. I only use shampoo 1x a week because you really don't need it to remove sweat...the conditioner is enough to do that and it won't strip your hair.

    Thank you for the advice :)
    Today i was tempted to do a WO wash, but i had some styling product residues on my hair so i decided to do a CW :occasion5:
    My hair is thin in density and -fortunately- unwilling to knot, so i can do all the wash/condish routine with only one product :)
    P.S. : i'm on fitnesspal, too (even if i don't take part in the forum :D)
    Curl Pattern: 2c-3a
    Porosity: medium
    Density: thin
    Width: fine
    Lenght: short (jaw-lenght)
    2013 haircut: 1/25/2013; 07/04/2013

    Routine: modified CG
    CW: cone free and protein free conditioners
    DT: homemade sheabutter hair creme /Hydraderm sheabutter hair mask+coconut oil+lecitin
    Styling before diffusing FSG with hydrolized keratin
    Once a month (or every 2 months): henna
  • abilinskiabilinski Posts: 5Registered Users
    I've been doing the shampoo free method for over a month now and my hair looks amazing in the morning! However, I go to the gym at lunch everyday..pull my hair back with bobby pins and put a loose ponytail in. My hair looks terrible after lunch and it's so frizzy!

    Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to "spruce it up" before going back to work? I really only have like 10 minutes to change and make myself presentable!
  • Jencat143Jencat143 Posts: 8Registered Users
    abilinski wrote: »
    Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to "spruce it up" before going back to work? I really only have like 10 minutes to change and make myself presentable!

    My hair does the exact same thing after my lunchtime spin class. The only thing that seems to help out is mixing a very small dab of Aveda"s antihumectant pomade with my normal styling products on my spin days. My hair definitely gets curlier after my class now but at least it tones down the frizziness. Before I started to do this, my hair was nothing but frizz after my class, there was no curl definition even left.
    Hope this helps and for a reference, I have 4b coarse low porosity hair. Good luck!
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I don't sweat as much as others because I'm always cold (reptile blooded) but I do do a pretty heavy cardio workout every other day. (In the days between I do lighter exercises that won't get me sweaty like yoga.) It's intense so I always wash my hair afterwards. My routine is co-wash, co-wash/sometimes tea tree scalp treatment then water wash, then low-poo once a week. But if I'm feeling especially grimy I may low-poo twice a week or whatever I feel like. I also have a clarifying shampoo on hand to use as needed. You could always pre-poo the length of your hair if you needed to in order to prevent your hair from drying out. I think washing with a baby shampoo with gentle sulfates once to twice a week is really good though.
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  • erayeray Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have fine curly hair as well, and am force to pull it back for work every morning after workouts (military). Is it safer to pull it back wet or blow dry it first, anyone?
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    eray wrote: »
    I have fine curly hair as well, and am force to pull it back for work every morning after workouts (military). Is it safer to pull it back wet or blow dry it first, anyone?

    Depends how you do it and what you use to secure your hair: any tight stretching or brushing of hair when it is in it's wet/ vulnerable state is damaging if done regularly. Consider securing hair with silk or satin ties or with Spin Pins/ Hair Scroos, and ideally not the exact same style in the same place each day.

    There is a brush called the Curl Easy Pro that seems much gentler on hair than a regular round brush because it doesn't have bristles, I cannot find the large size online anymore unfortunately. There are knock offs on eBay.

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  • lisawillsonlisawillson Posts: 31Registered Users
    Using shampoo without consult with doctor can damage or break your hair. I also use shampoo daily but after consulting with doctor. So use only that product that your hair likes.