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What do you do on the days you don't co-wash?

I co-washed yesterday and of course my hair looked great. :D Right now, I have a bit of bedhead. What do you do the days that you don't co-wash? Do you spray with any kind of styling product? Do you re-wet it and plop again? Do you do anything specific overnight? I'm afraid to do too much "messing" with my hair for fear that the frizz will rear it's ugly head. I ponytail is awfully tempting, but I'm trying to stay away from those.

What are your tips?
5th generation naturally curly head! :)
3b/dark brown/falls between chin and shoulders - donated 13" to Locks of Love 4/1/09
Med porosity/Med texture/Med elasticity/VERY thick and heavy
Always looking for new ways to get the most out of my curls!

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  • *Angela**Angela* Posts: 251Registered Users
    I have yet to achieve second day hair so I shower every day. I only co-wash every 3-5 days but use a rinse-out conditioner every day and style as normal.
    3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

    CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

    LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

    STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
  • KranberyKranbery Posts: 177Registered Users
    I spray my hair with water and shake it until it falls properly.
    Grow hair grow. People think you look funny at this length. :sad8:

    Products:
    Jason Tea Tree Shampoo
    Jason Tea Tree conditioner
    Cantu Shea Butter, Avocado/Rosemary oil
    Egg Protein Treatments
    Burt's Bees Shea and Grapefruit Conditioner
    Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins
    Oyin Greg Juice
  • SapphireWingstarSapphireWingstar Posts: 381Registered Users
    Well, I wear my hair in a bun or braid so I'm probably not much help. :P

    Do you pineapple at night? A lot of curlies find that that helps keep the frizzies and bedhead at bay.
    3b/c...or thereabouts.

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  • 5thgeneration5thgeneration Posts: 11Registered Users
    Unfortunately my hair is too short to completely pineapple. :( It's below my chin and will go in a ponytail in the back of my head but I can't get it into one at the top without a bunch of it falling out in the back. I'm thinking about getting it slightly damp with some condish and water in a spray bottle and then maybe lightly plopping in the mornings before I head out.
    5th generation naturally curly head! :)
    3b/dark brown/falls between chin and shoulders - donated 13" to Locks of Love 4/1/09
    Med porosity/Med texture/Med elasticity/VERY thick and heavy
    Always looking for new ways to get the most out of my curls!

    My little 6th generation
    curly girl - Madalen!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • lemon.tulipslemon.tulips Banned Posts: 37Banned Users
    I didn't do anyhing. I wore my hair back if it didn't look fresh. My hair never felt clean with it even co-washing regularly. I had to stop the routine. Maybe I should've tried spritzing with water. But no I had to just go w/wearing my hair bakc.
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  • PrettyMedusaPrettyMedusa Posts: 619Registered Users
    I co-washed yesterday and of course my hair looked great. :D Right now, I have a bit of bedhead. What do you do the days that you don't co-wash? Do you spray with any kind of styling product? Do you re-wet it and plop again? Do you do anything specific overnight? I'm afraid to do too much "messing" with my hair for fear that the frizz will rear it's ugly head. I ponytail is awfully tempting, but I'm trying to stay away from those.

    What are your tips?

    I co-wash my hair every three days. On the days that I don't, I still wet my hair, use a rinse-out and a leave-in, then style as usual. Yes, it's time-consuming but my hair is short now, so it's not that bad.
    Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
    Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil
  • crazilycurly77crazilycurly77 Posts: 33Registered Users
    *Angela* wrote: »
    I have yet to achieve second day hair so I shower every day. I only co-wash every 3-5 days but use a rinse-out conditioner every day and style as normal.

    Same as me. I've decided that second day hair for me is really just impossible. I don't mind though.
    CG since 7/24/2009
    3B, thick, coarse, high porosity, highly highly protein sensitive!

    co-wash: Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet, Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom
    condition: Yes To Cucumbers Daily Makeover Conditioner (Color Care)
    styling: HETT


    Seeking a dt
  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    I just wet and add a little bit of co to the ends - maybe from half way down my hair and rinse out. I really need the shower to wake me up! icon7.gif
    UK curly

    fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
    CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
    Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
    Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
    Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
    Hair loves protein!
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  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    What days I don't co-wash? ;-) I get so much environmental gunk and sweat and so forth (yay English summertime) that I feel the need to co-wash everyday. But - from what I understand, what most people do it just wet and condition and leave it at that. I suspect I'll be okay to do this come autumn, but we'll see how it goes.
    3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

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    CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

    American literature PhD student in the UK... :study:
  • allicatallicat Posts: 134Registered Users
    *Angela* wrote: »
    I have yet to achieve second day hair so I shower every day. I only co-wash every 3-5 days but use a rinse-out conditioner every day and style as normal.


    This exactly:)
    CG
    3a-ish & fine stranded, Botticelli type curls
    Currently using low poo/no poo & Ouidad Stylers
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  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    I have short hair, and I half pineapple. I gather all the hair that will fit on the top of my head. When I get up, I spritz with water the bottom (around ear level and down) and then put whatever I'm using/testing on to refresh my curls. Lately its been CJ AF. Then let down the pineapple and do that as a second layer. Works really well for me.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    The other day I wet my hands (so that they were dripping) and then rubbed a bit of AVG (like slightly bigger than a pea size) and smoothed over the surface of my hair. Took care of my slight fuzz and nothing gunky or crunchy resulted.

    You could try that and scrunch it in to refresh your curls.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    When I get 2nd and 3rd day hair all I really need to do is swipe the flatiron over my bangs.

    This summer my hairs been a bit wonky; If my hair is frizzed out I emulsify some CJAFG in my hands and lightly swipe it thru my hair - really makes it wearable!
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  • wookiemousewookiemouse Posts: 295Registered Users
    I can usually get 2nd and 3rd day hair with a satin sleep cap. I know they look silly, but it's really my HG. Perfect curls as soon as I get up and take the cap off, some days I can get them for day 3 as well - or if not, I'll just put it in a ponytail. I'll use Tweek to fluff things out a bit, maybe FOTE to tame any little frizz, but other than that I don't need much product.

    If I'm not planning on co-washing, I just put the curls up in a shower cap when I shower. Or if they didn't survive the night, I might just do a water rinse. I can get by with 3-4 days a week of co-washing, any more and I get overconditioned.

    Stacy
    3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

    My current HGs:
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
    Conditioner: Deva OneC
    Leave-in: Shea M, Deva B'Leave In
    Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots
    Gels: BRHG

    CG since 2/07 and loving it!
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    I still just rinse mine in the shower with plain water and then go about my normal styling routine with my soft gel or whatever else I use.

    If you don't want to do that.. you could just keep a spray bottle of plain water around and spray it down and then do your normal styling with whatever products you normally use.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't do anything with my hair at nite. I don't like going to bed with wet or pineapples hair or with it in a cap or scarf. I like sleeping aux naturale. : )
    I co-wash 2 or 3 times a week. The other days I wet it thoroughly, add gel, scrunch, plop.
    --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
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    1) Use a spray bottle of water and then add some leave-in conditioner

    2) Just wet my hands and work in some product

    3) French twist. :thumbup:
  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    Depends on if the day I cowashed was a wash and go day or a protective styling day. If it was a day to define my curls I rock that for that day (have yet to achieve second day hair) and then rock my undefined afro for a few days to a week, spritzing with a little water and rubbing a little extra leave in over hair and sealing ends every couple days. I braid in large chunky box braids and wear a satin bonnet at night.

    If the cowash day was a protective styling day meaning right after I cowashed I put my hair into a protective style (something where hair is constrained and.or ends are covered which is protective becuase it reduces breakage and tangles). Depending on the protective style I leave it for 1 to 3 weeks, shampooing while in if it's on the longer end. And in between spritzing with water and dabbing moisturizing leave in on the twists/braids, focusing on ends.