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    Hi,

    Do you think it would work if I add some conditioner to my shampoo? I like the idea of CWC but I am looking for a way to streamline the process a bit so I am wondering if I could mix them together for the first part of the process.
    I think I will give it a go with some Garnier triple nutrition mixed with my Mastey Triate, then will use the Garnier on its own after.
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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    You are trying to streamline the process but are working at cross purposes because:

    shampoo is meant to cleanse your scalp and hair
    conditioner is meant to condition and protect your hair

    To me, it is more important for hair health that your scalp is cleansed properly with shampoo alone.

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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    But I always thought that you apply conditioner, then shampoo, then condition again with CWC or am I missing something????
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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    I am sorry. I misunderstood your post. You're referring to CWC, which I never use. Perhaps if you edited your thread title to insert the words CWC, then members who use that method would be able to help you. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    CWC means that you use conditioner on just your length, so when you shampoo your scalp, they are "protected" by the conditioner, and then condition your entire head after rinsing out the shampoo.

    Mixing them together would essentially be making your own 2 in 1, the notion of that product is just plain silly.

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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    With CWC, you do not apply shampoo directly to the length. The point is to protect the length with conditioner while you are cleansing your scalp with shampoo. Conditioner alone is usually cleansing enough for the length. Shampoo can be too harsh.

    If you are trying to streamline, I suggest you look into using a shampoo/oil mix instead of CWC. See this thread: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ad.php?t=65063.

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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    Mixing them together would be counter productive. A shampo generally has the effect of opening the cuticle and the conditioner closing it. A lot of this effect comes from different pH-levels, but also due to other chemical factors. Conditioner and shampoo of the same product line are also often "tuned" to each other. So therefore mixing them makes little sense. If you happen to have bought some products that are compatible, there is no problem in theory with this though. Sometimes the very cheap ones can be mixed. They are simply not so differentiated (except for the various -cones) and are very cleaning in their effect.
    Last edited by cmg; October 22nd, 2011 at 10:57 PM.

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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    Ok sorry, I am obviously doing things wrong!

    I was only asking, sorry for being silly
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    No need to apologize! We're all here to learn.

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    Default Re: Adding conditioner to my shampoo?

    Right! There is no such thing as a silly question. And there is always more than one way to do something.

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