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Author Topic: Conditioner-Washing  (Read 3601 times)

Tupelo

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Re: Conditioner-Washing
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2011, 07:49:56 PM »
I only wash my hair once a week in the winter months, usually on the weekend. It takes a long time to wash, condition, and rinse it because it's very long and fairly thick. I use shampoos and conditioners that are simple (in terms of ingredients) and cheap - because the simplest stuff is usually the cheapest. :) I use a shower comb to distribute the conditioner through my hair and leave it on 5 minutes or so as I complete my shower rituals.

I don't wash my hair until my roots feel oily. I don't use styling products (although I do use a little argan oil a couple of times a week).
  • Complexion: Normal. Fair/warm. NC 15-20 (MAC speak)
  • Eyes: Blue green
  • Hair: Dark blonde, thick, long, graying at temples
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Kelly

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Re: Conditioner-Washing
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2011, 08:23:22 AM »
Hoping to go longer between root touch-ups, I had been researching shampoos for color-treated hair when I stumbled across the sulfate issue--which can expedite color fading (especially with temporary dyes).

I have various sulfates/'cone-free shampoos hanging around (Alba, John Masters Organics, etc.), but I had even more conditioners and cream rinses--in particular a bottle of Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner, whose texture reminds me of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution. I previously used Giovanni to make henna glosses, so I started "washing" my hair Friday morning with it, the day after my dye job.

I am really happy with the results. My hair has always been fine, but I continually mourn the fact that I lost more than a third of my volume (st0op1d hormonze). Since I have so much less hair, I assumed co-washing would make it look flat and greasy, but I was wrong. I can feel volume at the roots, and it looks full, shiny, and even as swingy/bouncy as a child's!

Since the Giovanni is not depositing anything on the hair shaft, there is nothing to build up, but we'll see how it goes over time. Maybe because I am no longer stripping all the natural oils from my hair, I'll be able to co-poo it less often, but I might need to occasionally clarify.

Oh! And the best news is there has been NO noticeable hair loss the last few days in the shower. I'd gotten used to seeing a tiny wiglet circling the drain, but it has stopped.

Could conventional shampoo have been causing breakage/loss?  :eek:

sau

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Re: Conditioner-Washing
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 09:08:56 AM »
Same thing happens to me with the lack of hair loss---you still lose hair, it is just stuck together because of oil--when you wash it, the strands lose their coating of oil and you will see a ton in the drain.

Tupelo

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Re: Conditioner-Washing
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2011, 12:45:14 PM »
I'm wondering if this is a common problem? I don't have any noticeable hair in the drain after shampoonig.
  • Complexion: Normal. Fair/warm. NC 15-20 (MAC speak)
  • Eyes: Blue green
  • Hair: Dark blonde, thick, long, graying at temples
Paddle faster. I hear banjo music.