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Bare Hair

Sooo, just wondering…. I remember using no product on my hair once, towel blotting it dry but no manipulation otherwise and thinking this isn't too terrible. Not as much frizz as I thought there would be, waves were noticeable even though overall curl pattern was looser, and not bad density either (less product = fluffier hair). I'd been CG for maybe 2 or 3 months. This was a few months ago, and I haven't seen my hair untreated since. But was pleasantly surprised at the difference at my plain hair after spending some time CG vs pre CG.
Does anyone leave their hair untreated from time to time?

3A/f/i
Super baby fine hair, low porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT

Comments

  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users
    No product as in no styler or not even conditioner and just water washing? I've done the first, but my hair was too fluffy. I really can't do conditioner styling. I need something to tame my coarse hair. I can imagine it works real well with fine haired ladies and I think most of them who found success in co-styling have fine hair.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Mine's a train wreck if I leave it. One night last week I did a dt and just left it to dry afterwards (knowing I'd have to wet and style the next morning as I can't get second day hair). It was an utter and complete mess, truly hideous. Frizz like you wouldn't believe.
    3b in South Australia.
  • naturecatnaturecat Posts: 1,986Registered Users
    Oh, I mean wash and condition, then air dry. I suppose what one washes with can greatly influence the results however. I was also somewhat curious because products and shampoo is a relatively recent development…. what did our curly haired ancestors do throughout the ages? They lived with less environmental pollution and maybe the hair was naturally less damaged as a result. I wonder also if the weather has anything to do with the final result. I'm curious though, perhaps if I left my hair untreated from time to time I can better gauge what it needs (clarify, chelation, moisture, protein, etc). Sometimes all the products I put on make it difficult to tell.

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users
    I have been curious of that as well, but even with much healthier hair now, so far, no luck. Even without or after clarifying/chelating/deep(er) treatment.

    I haven't tried 2 conditioners I've got in my stash for that purpose, though, and they seem to have good ingredients that might help me to achieve co-styling. But my guess would be I will have to at least seal with some oil, and even then, my hair might go a bit too limp for my taste.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile