I quit the curly girl method just now. :( can i still co-wash?
So for the past 2 or 3 months I have been doing the curly girl method. My hair liked some of the silicone free products, hated some others and other products didn't do squat for my hair. I have plopped, styled with silicone free products, co-wash, conditioned, used oils etc. You name it, I did it. My hair is unruly and I have discovered I don't have curly hair. My hair is thick and wavy and extremely course. Im sure I got porouse hair also. Anyways last night I wanted to feel pretty and got me a curling wand. Yep, a big no no. My hair felt fried by the time I was finished since I didn't buy a heat protectant cause I couldn't find anything without silicone in it. Today, as I tied my hair in a ponytail I decided I was done. I went to cvs and got some macademia natural oil and applied some to my very dry, brittle frizzy hair and..... Ohhhhhh......instant shine, tamed the frizzies and does not look oily at all. It seemed no matter how little oil I put on my hair to seal it always tends to feel oily but not with this thing. Anyways I bought a few other products that contained a silicone or 2 in it and will give it a try today. I just hope and pray it works because my hair feels soooo bad right now. I will not lie, at the beginning of the curly girl method and the co-washing it got so soft but I guess I have no clue how to style witout silicones so there it went. Can I still co-wash every day using silicone products and still have nice hair? I know silicones cause buildup but what if I use the kinky curly clarifying shampoo once a week or a non sulfate shampoo? Or do I need to use a sulfate shampoo every week to prevent buildup. Ughhh I loved the co-wash and don't want to give that up though.