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cowashing & dry hair

Okay, I'm confused. i was always told washing every day was bad for you, but is that only with shampoo? I don't use it anymore, and cowash twice a week, but my hair is still somewhat dry.

Can I remedy said situation by cowashing three or more times a week, or simply by leaving a lot of conditioner in my hair when I'm done?

I use either suave or white rain or other brands like that. cant for the life of meremember the name of the other one i use, vo5 or something.

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  • RealRedNCurlyRealRedNCurly Posts: 109Registered Users
    From afar, your hair looks very similar to mine, though not as curly. Love it. :) I've always needed tons of moisture in my hair. Leaving in conditioner works well for me. You may also benefit from deep conditioning-alone or with added honey.
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  • coscasscoscass Posts: 90Registered Users
    From afar, your hair looks very similar to mine, though not as curly. Love it. :) I've always needed tons of moisture in my hair. Leaving in conditioner works well for me. You may also benefit from deep conditioning-alone or with added honey.

    Thanks. :) Yeah, I started leaving in condish and I like the results. But I see a LOT of people cowashing  4-5 times a week, some even every day. How do I know what’s right for me?

    I also do DT with honey every once in a while.
  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    coscass wrote: »
    Okay, I'm confused. i was always told washing every day was bad for you, but is that only with shampoo? I don't use it anymore, and cowash twice a week, but my hair is still somewhat dry.

    Can I remedy said situation by cowashing three or more times a week, or simply by leaving a lot of conditioner in my hair when I'm done?

    I use either suave or white rain or other brands like that. cant for the life of meremember the name of the other one i use, vo5 or something.


    I co-wash every day with no problems. I do use a thicker, more moisturizing conditioner as a rinse out. Now that it's been colder, I've been using more leave-in than I do in the summer. HTH.
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  • peaches1975peaches1975 Posts: 211Registered Users
    curlykey wrote: »
    coscass wrote: »
    Okay, I'm confused. i was always told washing every day was bad for you, but is that only with shampoo? I don't use it anymore, and cowash twice a week, but my hair is still somewhat dry.

    Can I remedy said situation by cowashing three or more times a week, or simply by leaving a lot of conditioner in my hair when I'm done?

    I use either suave or white rain or other brands like that. cant for the life of meremember the name of the other one i use, vo5 or something.


    I co-wash every day with no problems. I do use a thicker, more moisturizing conditioner as a rinse out. Now that it's been colder, I've been using more leave-in than I do in the summer. HTH.

    Ditto!

    Also, check out DEL2C's Spritz & Condish method. My hair gets drier as the day(s) go on, and this method helped restore my hair.
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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    The detergent in the shampoos are what dries your hair thus the recommendation for not shampoo'ing daily.

    Sounds like co-washing with Suave/Vo5 isn't enough moisture for your hair.
    Wash your hair just like you would with shampoo but use the Suave/Vo5 instead of shampoo. Next, apply a more moisturizing conditioner and rinse out.
    I always apply a small amount as a leave-in then apply styling products over that.
    HTH