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How often do you all wash your hair?

I'm just curious, how often and whether you do CG, Low Poo, regular Poo, etc.

It used to be that before I embraced my curls and the wonder of leave in styling products I would go 3-4 days without washing.

But now that I use gels, curl enhancers, etc. my hair feels so dirty if I don't do it every other day. My scalp even starts to itch from the products. I guess I'm not used to all of this stuff in my hair, so I feel like I'm washing more than I would have in the past. Maybe I just need to get over this.


Hair Type - medium to fine texture, high porosity, lots of it, type 2b/3a
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  • shellynotshellynot Posts: 1,140Registered Users
    I can rarely ever get second day hair...i have to get mine wet every day :(
    2c/3a
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    It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
    Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Me too. I also like washing my hair, but it is a nuisance.
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    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    I put once a week for co-washing but I often go longer. Water washing it depends. Sometimes I waterwash between co-washes sometimes I don't.
    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:


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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    I low poo every other day. I have 2 - 3a hair and I'm growing it out from a pixie. My hair gets squashed when I sleep every night and at the very least needs to be completely wet every morning. And since I tend to over-condition easily, it's just easier to low-poo.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I use a natural soap bar every three days--much gentler then low poo. It's just enough to remove any residue CG product, but won't remove things like mineral oil, or for me, castor oil. I lowpoo every three or four months, if I have the need--like using an ingredient that my hair doesn't like. It's less often now that I know what it likes and doesn't like. I stopped cowashing when I started with the soap bars 9/1/08.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    I co-wash every second day because I like to work out and exercise a lot so I have to.
    ~ BIG *sexy* CURLS ~
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    Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
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  • CurlyCassieRoCurlyCassieRo Posts: 94Registered Users
    I said every other day because I've been able to get second and even third day hair upon occasion. More likely to have second day hair than third, though.

    I can kind of tell after I wash and style if I will get a second day out of it. I sleep either in a pineapple (when I see still at night that it still looks good, I do the pineapple) or I lay out the culrs above my head and then the sides. When I roll over, I tend to rearrange my hair again while I sleep. (I've always done that) So, sometimes I get the third day hair.

    But mostly I wash, water wash or co-wash every other day. I haven't touched any shampoo in weeks.
    cowash: VO5 kiwi lime
    condition: Say Yes to Carrots (also leave in a smidge)
    styling: Marc Anthony Strictly Curls and Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted and DevaCurl Set it Free
    I am finally embracing my crazy curls! :happy2:
    modified CG since Jan. 2009 I am a Jersey Girl!
    CG was the best thing I ever did for my hair. Ever. :love4:
  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users
    I use a low-poo or shampoo bar 1X/week. I used to co-wash but that left my hair a mess. I do water rinses, sugar scrubs and shikakai rinses but mainly just water rinses daily and my hair is a LOT better now! I use very clean and natural products and get no build-up.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse
  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    Once every two weeks, sometimes less. My scalp isn't greasy and my hair never feels dirty to me. I know when it needs to be washed though as it starts to feel dry.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Try to limit to twice a week: one wash and go, one twist and curl or roller set. I shampoo every 2nd or 3rd wash.
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  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Posts: 3,093Registered Users
    I no poo 1x weekly and condition daily.
    2b/3a.
  • jerseygirl07067jerseygirl07067 Posts: 296Registered Users
    I see a few of you water wash in between. How do you detangle your hair when you do that? I'd never be able to get a wide tooth comb through, and I imagine raking would be a bit difficult for me without a bit of conditioner. I'm 2b/3a but have tons of hair.


    Hair Type - medium to fine texture, high porosity, lots of it, type 2b/3a
  • breezybabybreezybaby Posts: 347Registered Users
    Mmmm, well....I usally end up washing only 1x a week. Sometimes I'll wash 2x a week if I sweat a lot (because of exercise) or if I am experimenting w/ different products.
    3a/3b/3c hair all on one head :thumright:

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    Staples (used in many ways):
    Coconut milk
    Castor oil
    Coconut oil
    Honey
    Shea butter
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    I see a few of you water wash in between. How do you detangle your hair when you do that? I'd never be able to get a wide tooth comb through, and I imagine raking would be a bit difficult for me without a bit of conditioner. I'm 2b/3a but have tons of hair.


    I detangle with my fingers. I had a problem the first couple times I did it but haven't since. I think it's because I detangle before water washing so the old product is wet on my hair and hasn't been removed making my hair more slippery.
    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:


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

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  • saricurlsaricurl Posts: 121Registered Users
    I co-wash every other day and low-poo about every 2 weeks.
    3b with a little 3a
    Mostly CG, but I love me some amodimethicone.

    Cleanse: V05 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner; CJ Hibiscus Bliss low poo; LLL Green Tea Cleanse
    Rinse-Out: Kenra moisturizing conditioner, Redken All Soft (old formula), LVPNG, LVPHG
    Leave-In: Agave nectar plus Sebastian Potion 9 or Aloeba
    Style: Dab of QCCC, Re:Coil or Mop-C under BRHG/HESMU combo

  • JustsoJustso Posts: 90Registered Users
    About two to three days every co-wash, about once a week or about every third wash w/shampoo. I've noticed certain products make my hair feel "dirty", like Bioterra, so I only use those products occasionally. I co-wash more often when I work up a sweat (which is not a lot lately, maybe I should think about that).
    Currently on the shelf:
    Cowash- suave coconut
    condish- Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Still experimenting with styling products-
    BRHG, Kenra Moisturizing Condish (as a leave in), Mirra Gel and Mousse just added
    Hair is getting healthier every day! Avoiding glycerin & alcohol for now.
  • PheebiePheebie Posts: 177Registered Users
    I CO wash every day (usually V05 Kiwi Lime) and use a shampoo bar once or twice every week, or every other week, depending of what my hair needs & how it behaves.
    Hair Type: 3A/3B; natural color; mid-back length.
    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus (2 - 3 times/week)
    Fave Rinse-Out Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration; Yes to Blueberries; GVP Conditioning Balm;
    Styling Routine: Squish-scrunch product /conditioner into soaking wet, upside down hair; plop for 10 minutes, air dry. (Diffuser dry front section.)
    Fave Styling Products: KCKT; Tigi Curl Amplifier Creme; Batia & Aleeza gel; Giovanni Sunset Styler; LA Looks Sport Gel.
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    If i intend on wearing my hair just down, i need to atleast condition my mane every 2nd day since my hair gets crazy pretty ez. i can't just water rinse because i actually need to get in there and detangle with conditioner. but as far as co- washing the scalp, i can go on a week or more. Also, if i dont mind throwing my hair in a pony tail or bun or whatever other hairstyle, i dont need to wet my hair at all. I do wish i could leave my hair down more consecutively without wetting it so often... if only...
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    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    I voted "every third day," but I wanted to also add that I rarely use any kind of shampoo unless I've overdone my oils at night or I've used some new product that I can't wait to get out of my hair. It's pretty much always a co-wash for me.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    During the summer, I sometimes co-wash twice a week, and shampoo once a month. It's about the same during the winter. Fall and spring, I shampoo about once a week. However, whether I co-wash, shampoo, etc., usually depends on the products and the humidity level.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • Lil'curlsLil'curls Posts: 275Registered Users
    I co wash or water wash every day.
    Teenage curly with 3a-3b course curls
    Shampoo: DCLP
    Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
    Co Wash: Suave
    Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
    Leave in: Devacurl One Condition

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    I put once a week for co-washing but I often go longer. Water washing it depends. Sometimes I waterwash between co-washes sometimes I don't.
    Almost the same here, but I low-poo about once a week, and just co-wash or wet & condition usually once mid-week -- or not. Depends on the hair's needs. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Every four or five days but I wet it down and condition everyday.
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I co-wash a couple times a week but I wet my hair every day.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • MsSeanaMsSeana Posts: 3Registered Users
    I wash with a shampoo when I get in the water, to rinse out and take out all the chlorine. But the rest of the time, i condition wash with Cantu deep conditioner whipped with olive oil, then I use Cantu's leave in whipped with olive oil as my daily leave in. Works quite well. 3-3c curls, finger spiral. In the morning when I wake up , if I've slept hard, my hair's flat on one side, but I still keep the curls LOL
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users
    I go 3-4 days between washings
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    Weekly with a sls free shampoo. Also dc weekly. :)


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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    I wash my hair every third day. I've been getting consistent 2nd day hair, and good enough 3rd day hair, plus I use natural products that don't cause a lot of build up. I alternate between strict co-washing (with either SN or TN), using a cleansing conditioner(CJDF or CKCC) and shampoo bars. I also DT once a week.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Every day, with a low poo. SM.
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    I used to every 3rd day because I was getting 2nd day hair, but then realized that my 2nd/3rd day hair (down) didn't look quite as professional as I'd thought so now I wash every other day. Now 2nd day hair gets pulled back.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
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