X-post: Does anyone NOT use a rinse-out?

LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
This is also posted in the lo-po board.

My hair is low-porosity so apart from making it easier to detangle my hair I don't see much benefit from the many RO's I've tried. My hair is fine too so when I cowash, then do a RO, then do a leavein (because that's the only thing that will stay on my hair long enough to sink in) my hair gets pretty weighed down. I have yet to find a lowpoo that doesn't either leave my hair coated or stripped. Just for the record I definitely see a difference if I don't use a leavein or use one without lots of protein, ie I get minimal wave, so at this moment I don't believe the leavein is the issue.

So I've been considering just skipping the RO. It seems like I could just cowash, rinse, put in some leavein (I use a PT usually) let it sit some while I do other stuff, detangle, give it my normal quick rinse to smooth out the tine lines and then move on to stylers. Anyone doing anything similar to this?
:nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
:thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!


  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    I sometimes skip a RO myself when I low-poo (I use SM) because that is enough to detangle my hair. If I co-wash, I don't bother with RO at all but I have to make sure to rinse very well so nothing is left on my hair. I follow with minimal LI. Sometimes I worry that I'm not conditioning enough and freak out but my hair is just fine, not particularly dry or damaged and this works for me. I do use a richer conditioner if I use a sulfate shampoo and that's usually only when I'm straightening my hair. HTH :)
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.

    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG