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    Default What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    I've tried CO-washing a few times and my hair + scalp seem to love it. My hair feels pretty dry after shampooing but with co-washing I don't have that problem.

    My hair care routine before: Washing twice a week with SLS free shampoo and silicone-free conditioner. Shampooed my scalp
    twice and conditioned my lenght twice too. Coconut oiling before every wash. Wooden comb used daily and BBB used when I remembered. Hair mostly kept up. I don't use heat ir any styling products.

    My new hair routine: Co-washing 3 times a week with a good scalp massage. Before co-washing coconut oiling for my ends. Shampooing only when my hair feels really dirty or needs clarifying. Coconut oiling the lenghts before every wash. BBB used every night before bed. I plan to wear my hair mostly braided as I've founded it is safest for my hair. I will have my hair down on special occasions. No heat or styling products.

    The last time I shampooed was on Thursday evening, I've done two co-washes after that and my hair looks AMAZING!

    What do you think? Any tips?
    Current lenght: neckNext goal: shoulder
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    Default Re: What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    The only thing I'd really say at this point and you may not find you need to, especially being at a short length still but have you tried a very light oil on your ends/length after you wash? On damp hair 1/2 drops (I use 2-4 on Hip length i/ii hair) can help seal in moisture and keep things tangle free
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    Sounds good to me!
    Back to SL! - Heading for APL right now, and micro trimming to maintain thickness. Final goal = BSL. How long will it take?


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    Default Re: What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rio040113 View Post
    The only thing I'd really say at this point and you may not find you need to, especially being at a short length still but have you tried a very light oil on your ends/length after you wash? On damp hair 1/2 drops (I use 2-4 on Hip length i/ii hair) can help seal in moisture and keep things tangle free
    I always seem to put too much oil in my hair. Silly me, have to practice it!
    Current lenght: neckNext goal: shoulder
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    Quote Originally Posted by BowTie View Post
    I always seem to put too much oil in my hair. Silly me, have to practice it!
    It's easy to over oil, I'm sure almost everyone on the forum has at some point I find it's best to do 1 drop at a time, place a drop on your palm and rub your hands together so they're evenly coated, then smooth your hands lightly down your (damp) hair, starting at the ends and working up your length slowly You can always add a drop or 2 more as needed.
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    Default Re: What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rio040113 View Post
    It's easy to over oil, I'm sure almost everyone on the forum has at some point I find it's best to do 1 drop at a time, place a drop on your palm and rub your hands together so they're evenly coated, then smooth your hands lightly down your (damp) hair, starting at the ends and working up your length slowly You can always add a drop or 2 more as needed.
    Going to try this after my next wash!

    I also try to improve my diet. More vegetables, fruits, berries, fish, nuts.. less processed food!
    Current lenght: neckNext goal: shoulder
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    Quote Originally Posted by BowTie View Post
    Going to try this after my next wash!

    I also try to improve my diet. More vegetables, fruits, berries, fish, nuts.. less processed food!
    Good luck! Which oil are you going to try?

    That's always a good plan, I eat well generally although lately it's been a bit hit or miss, oops
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    Default Re: What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rio040113 View Post
    Good luck! Which oil are you going to try?

    That's always a good plan, I eat well generally although lately it's been a bit hit or miss, oops
    At the moment I only have coconut oil and this beautifying oil by The Body Shop. I need to get more!

    I eat pretty healthy but I love crisps and everything salty and fatty lol
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    Default Re: What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    I'm also going to advise some sort of post-wash light oiling or a leave-in conditioner. Basically something that acts as a bit of a sealant to keep the cuticle down as water evaporates.

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    Default Re: What do you think about my new hair care plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by HintOfMint View Post
    I'm also going to advise some sort of post-wash light oiling or a leave-in conditioner. Basically something that acts as a bit of a sealant to keep the cuticle down as water evaporates.
    I've seen some hair oil spray bottles. I think from L'oreal and Dove. I wonder if these would be good for my hair..
    Current lenght: neckNext goal: shoulder
    Ultimate goal: tailbone/classic

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