experimenting with co-washing

MeroluniMeroluni Posts: 8Registered Users
I have three kids. My hair has always bounced back, until this last baby. The second the hormones kicked in I looked awful dry, itchy, flaky scalp so bad that I would wake up scratching it. Second day hair intensely greasy. Frizzy, dry, poofy hair. I assumed it would get better after the baby arrived, but it didn't. I was SO unhappy and I searched for 18 months for a solution. then I came here and heard for the first time about co-washing. I told a friend and she cheered me on, 'what can it hurt. just document it for me' :)
So I am. I've only used it three days so far and it's like a new world. All of it is fixed. looks like it was the shampoo!!
My before and after pictures are amazingly different. I love this forum FOREVER for giving me my hair back!

Before:
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1St day:
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After:(forgive the dark, it's a muggy wet dreary day)
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Comments

  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    WOW! Congrats! Your curls are so pretty :)
    CG since 6/15/08!
    Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

    http://collegecurly.blogspot.com/
  • PetalPetal Posts: 219Registered Users
    Beautiful!
    3A-3B mix, medium-thick, prone to splitting. Products: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, Jojoba oil, Free me freesia conditioner to detangle. Trying to experiment with protein DTs a few times a month.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Wow! That is a remarkable difference in only 3 days!

    Your hair is beautiful.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

    http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

    PW: wavycurly

    Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users Curl Novice
    Ok. I. love. your. hair. :love10:
  • MeroluniMeroluni Posts: 8Registered Users
    I have been practically shouting from the roof tops. i used baking soda to clarify today and it worked so well. My hair isn't as shiny as it was, but it's still soft and no itch. Why couldn't I have found this years ago and saved myself from trying so many brands and spending so much on shampoo, conditioner and the matching styling stuff?
    Thank you all for the compliments, it's so nice to hear that for a change, lol, it wasn'texactly something I heard often ion the last couple of years.
  • ChatulChatul Posts: 21Registered Users
    You've got so beautiful curls!
    I apologize for the somewhat poor English. I'm from Poland so my home language is polish, not english.
    __________
    I'm a wegetarian.
    I do not use products tested on animals.

    :blob:
  • AdeleAdele Posts: 30Registered Users
    Your hair is beautiful !! :)

    Do you co-wash everyday ? Which products do you use ? (to co-wash and after)
  • avsfanavsfan Posts: 95Registered Users
    Adele wrote: »
    Your hair is beautiful !! :)

    Do you co-wash everyday ? Which products do you use ? (to co-wash and after)
    No doubt! Please share with us! Your hair is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sulfate- and non-water-soluble silicone-free since 8/2008

    Just about medium everything:
    medium texture, low-medium porosity, medium density
    Day One hair: 2c
    Day Two hair: 2a
    2c-3a in the summer time

    Protein sensitive. Still looking for
    products...
    used to have curls, now it's consistently just waves...
  • WiggilyhairWiggilyhair Posts: 780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Your hair is beautiful, especially in the third picture!
  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wow... I don't think there's any other word for it. Beautiful!
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • lovelyx3lovelyx3 Posts: 7Registered Users
    WOW gorgeous!..
    however im not understanding what you did to make it look so fabulous
    could u please message me or post..
    exactly what you did.. with detail...
    please :)
    Morgan
  • justa.grrljusta.grrl Posts: 85Registered Users
    Oooh preeeties! :occasion5:

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