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May 7th, 2013, 04:52 AM
OK, sorry Its been a while.

Onto the update.

Iv'e gone back to basics with my hair. Just a quick well diluted shampoo/ good rinse out and Air dry.

No condish, no cones. Nothing.

Surprisingly, My hair is soft, Shiny and has become wavy again. The Shine is incredible.

This all reminds me of the 70's ( I was born in the 60's) a time of low maintenance and of strangely good shiny hair. Minimum fuss.

It's Autumn here, Usually my hair is fly away and dry but greasy at the same time. Not this time Yahhh. And altho I got it cut severely 2 months ago, I'm almost back to waist. I think the Protein shakes are to give cudo's for that :D

Will try to take a pic tomorrow, then try to work out how to post it here.

My Laptop kinda croaked (cant get the cord to connect and charge ) so I'm on the old dinosaur back up PC.

May 7th, 2013, 05:11 AM
Welcome back! I have had some really good short term benefits from just shampooing, with no conditioner. I cant do it permanently though.But you are right, the shine and texture was great! I still do it occasionally, but it gets so dry I cant keep it up.

Its great that your hair is happy with that routine! Cant wait to see pics.

May 7th, 2013, 12:17 PM
Welcome back your hair looks great.

May 7th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Hi! i've never used diluted shampoo before, how does it work and how do you dilute it?
Sorry if thats a stupid question but i've always been abit scared to try.
P.S you all have lovely hair :)

May 7th, 2013, 01:07 PM
Diluting shampoo is just diluting it with water so it doesn't strip your hair of its oils. I did it for a while before I started making my own shampoo.

May 7th, 2013, 02:38 PM
50% shampoo and 50% water in a bottle, it works beautifully for me.

May 8th, 2013, 04:56 AM
I do a 1 part shampoo, 3 parts water. Works best for me.


May 8th, 2013, 04:57 AM
Oh I forgot to say, I dont premix it. I mix it on the day.

May 8th, 2013, 12:32 PM
Oh right i get it now, thankyou for enlightening me! I felt really stupid not knowing what it meant :doh:

May 9th, 2013, 04:20 PM
I think I will give the diluted shampoo a try. I need a little conditioner tho :) thanks for the tip!

September 5th, 2013, 01:01 AM
Update with Pic

So. I've now gone back to using cones. and being happy with it. :)



September 5th, 2013, 01:02 AM
haha, Please ignore the pajama top in the first pic. was about to plait to go to bed :D

Lisa R
September 5th, 2013, 11:24 PM
Hi blondecat

Your hair looks gorgeous and thick! Looks like your hair likes cones right now like mine:) great pics!

Happy hair growing;)

September 6th, 2013, 03:20 AM
Hi blondecat!

Your hair is so beautiful! I wish I could skip conditioning, it takes me so much time in the shower to rinse it out. I, also, wish I could dilute my shampoo. Every time I've tried, it never cleans my scalp enough.

I'm envious of your routine and your outcome. No fair! Welcome back!! :)

September 6th, 2013, 05:56 AM
I love this simplified routine report, it's so encouraging for those of us who don't want to spend an arm and a leg or hours and hours! :)

Personally, I've found with well diluted shampoo I did not need a conditioner, the hair never got *that* dried out. :)