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revamping my routine: how often to shampoo??

i realized that my hair habits weren't working for me. got to a point where my fine, dry hair was fried & thirsty from heat styling & coloring, and my already lazy & unpredictible curls were fading away into weak waves.

i was co-washing 2-3 times a week, first with Roux Porosity Control then "graduating" to L'Oreal EverCreme Masque because shampoo made my hair tangle. i only shampooed my roots (with PM Lavender Mint or GVP Hydrating) when they felt gross, once a week or once every other week.

my hair got a huge boost the other day when i tried Giovanni Nutrafix (PT), mixed w/ Fairy Tales Energizing LI because i was scared of more dryness! i have Abba Pure Finish & Giovanni Magnetic gels on the way, and i'm *SOOO* excited to order Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo & Tug Me Not Conditioner & SSCEJ when i get paid this week!

how often do you shampoo?

TIA!
Amanda
2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
but seems to love protein!!
:love2: Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)

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  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I never shampoo! I do however low-poo about once every two weeks. Shampoo is too drying and damaging for my hair.
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    About a year ago I purchased a gentle sulfate shampoo that's packed with protein and I use it about once every week or two. I've tried tons of low-poos and I found most of them leave my hair feeling much more dry and stripped than the sulfate shampoo I use. Formulation is way more important than the presence or absence of any one particular ingredient.

    On other days I use a cleansing conditioner or a straight co-wash. My gym and karate schedule leave my hair needing to be cleansed daily.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    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
  • virginbluevirginblue Posts: 194Registered Users
    Once a week (every other shampoo) typically. My hair can handle sulfates pretty well.
    2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
    Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
    Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
    Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
    RO: VO5 conditioners
    Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel, ecostyler krystal
    PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    About a year ago I purchased a gentle sulfate shampoo that's packed with protein and I use it about once every week or two. I've tried tons of low-poos and I found most of them leave my hair feeling much more dry and stripped than the sulfate shampoo I use. Formulation is way more important than the presence or absence of any one particular ingredient.

    On other days I use a cleansing conditioner or a straight co-wash. My gym and karate schedule leave my hair needing to be cleansed daily.

    What is the name of the protein-packed shampoo?
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I don't. I found a conditioner that doesn't build up and rinses clean with my co-wash.

    If I try a new product that builds up, I just borrow a bit of whatever sulfate shampoo my roommate is using. She's a curly, so it's usually pretty gentle.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I shampoo about 3x/wk. It's a gentle sulfate shampoo that doesn't make me as itchy as my favorite low poo. I shampoo with Redken Fresh Curls and love the lather!

    Hootenany, I think Corrina uses CHS shampoo.
    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

  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I use SM curling shampoo which has no sulfates once a week (I cowash in between) but I recently started cleansing only my scalp and letting the water drip down and wash of my ends that way I don't strip too much moisture from my already damaged ends (as shown in the CG book). I don't know if it was the weather (it's been pretty chilly in Miami this weekend) or changing my methods but my hair came out great and the frizz was minimal which for me it's a MIRACLE lol. It almost looked like after I got my devacut and I got great 2nd day hair :)
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • tiara98tiara98 Posts: 24Registered Users
    UPDATE: i am madly, passionately in love with Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo!!
    2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
    but seems to love protein!!
    :love2: Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What's SM?
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    What's SM?

    Shea Moisture
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:

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