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Just wanted to share an experience and get your takes on it.

Normally I co wash my hair but I recently got stuck on vacation without my VO5. Forgot it like an idiot and that's all I use even as a gel. Went to a store there but didn't recognize any products. I've lurked a lot on here and I decided to try just washing my hair with cold water since I had to do something. My hair was a little frizzy on top but it looked okay. I did this for 5 days until I came home. I didn't notice any grease or anything. I was thinking of doing it every now and then. I want to get some opinions on this and I want to know if what I did was bad for my hair or if it was beneficial in any way. Thanks.
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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    It sounds like the water only method. Searching for that should get you a ton of info. I'm not sure if it's too common on here, but I've read a lot about it elsewhere.
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    It's only damaging if your hair doesn't have a proper moisture/protein balance. Since you use conditioner when needed, your hair isn't being damaged. It seems that your hair has simple needs if VO5 is the only product you need to maintain healthy, frizz-free hair.

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  • WaveliciousWavelicious Posts: 73Registered Users
    It sounds like the water only method. Searching for that should get you a ton of info. I'm not sure if it's too common on here, but I've read a lot about it elsewhere.

    Yeah same here, I never really thought it was good for hair so I'm not sure.
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  • WaveliciousWavelicious Posts: 73Registered Users
    It's only damaging if your hair doesn't have a proper moisture/protein balance. Since you use conditioner when needed, your hair isn't being damaged. It seems that your hair has simple needs if VO5 is the only product you need to maintain healthy, frizz-free hair.

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    I've always wondered about things like that. So I would alternate the VO5 that said moisturizing and the one that said for stronger hair. I'm sure I should be doing a lot more for my hair but I've always been clueless about what kind of hair I even have or what I would need sadly. I'm sure my hair could look 100 times better. :sad:
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    It's only damaging if your hair doesn't have a proper moisture/protein balance. Since you use conditioner when needed, your hair isn't being damaged. It seems that your hair has simple needs if VO5 is the only product you need to maintain healthy, frizz-free hair.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App

    I've always wondered about things like that. So I would alternate the VO5 that said moisturizing and the one that said for stronger hair. I'm sure I should be doing a lot more for my hair but I've always been clueless about what kind of hair I even have or what I would need sadly. I'm sure my hair could look 100 times better. :sad:

    A lot of this is trial and error. ;) the hair analysis at www.livecurlylivefree.com was helpful for me. There is also info on different hair properties on that site. Knowing your properties helps figuring out what types of products to use. Curl pattern is only useful for styling techniques and haircuts.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • WaveliciousWavelicious Posts: 73Registered Users
    It's only damaging if your hair doesn't have a proper moisture/protein balance. Since you use conditioner when needed, your hair isn't being damaged. It seems that your hair has simple needs if VO5 is the only product you need to maintain healthy, frizz-free hair.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App

    I've always wondered about things like that. So I would alternate the VO5 that said moisturizing and the one that said for stronger hair. I'm sure I should be doing a lot more for my hair but I've always been clueless about what kind of hair I even have or what I would need sadly. I'm sure my hair could look 100 times better. :sad:

    A lot of this is trial and error. ;) the hair analysis at Live Curly Live Free | the naturally curly hair experts was helpful for me. There is also info on different hair properties on that site. Knowing your properties helps figuring out what types of products to use. Curl pattern is only useful for styling techniques and haircuts.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App

    Definitely gonna do that analysis now, thank you so much!
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users

    I've always wondered about things like that. So I would alternate the VO5 that said moisturizing and the one that said for stronger hair. I'm sure I should be doing a lot more for my hair but I've always been clueless about what kind of hair I even have or what I would need sadly. I'm sure my hair could look 100 times better. :sad:

    A lot of this is trial and error. ;) the hair analysis at Live Curly Live Free | the naturally curly hair experts was helpful for me. There is also info on different hair properties on that site. Knowing your properties helps figuring out what types of products to use. Curl pattern is only useful for styling techniques and haircuts.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App

    Definitely gonna do that analysis now, thank you so much!

    You're welcome! Let us know what you learn. There are also existing threads where people have posted their properties after taking the analysis.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed