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2020/2021 Challenge - Cowash, Cocleanse, Mud Wash, Honey Cleanse, & Others

TamaraShaniece

Ayurvedic Life
1) State of hair (relaxed, natural, etc.):
Natural

2) Current hair length:
Around APL

3) Ultimate hair length:
Full BSL (or MBL) Straight and Below SL Curly

4) Year end hair goal (length, density, softness factor, ends maintenance etc):
Full/Even BSL + thicker hair + less SSKs + less split ends

5) Method you will be using to cleanse your hair and scalp while retaining moisture:
Massaging cleansers onto the scalp in the tub (inversion method) for 2 minutes using fingertips

6) Number of times per week you will do this:
1x a week to 1-2x every 2 weeks

7) Products and/or ingredients you will be using:
Shikakai Shampoo Bar, Anita Grant Anti Breakage Monoi Shampoo, Moroccan Clay (various mixes),
DevaCurl No Poo (gym days & in
between), Kinky Curly Come Clean (2-4x a year), Bentonite (2x a year)

8) Anything you will be doing just prior or after (deep conditioning, hot oil, ayurvedic treatment, oil rinsing etc):
Oil Treatments (Ayurvedic oil blends), Onion Elixirs, Aloe Vera Gel (Nap85 Method)

9) Frequency of traditional shampoo use:
1-2x a month

10) List shampoo:
Kinky Curly Come Clean & Anita Grant Anti-Breakage Monoi Shampoo
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
I've puzzled this one out and it has occurred to me that this is kind of LHCF's No-Poo/Low-Poo thead.

So I have a question: Is anyone here intentionally no-pooing?

I ask because I've done water only in the past, but couldn't stick with it because I like my DIYs. But these herbal washes in addition to my clay washes seem to be making my hair happy. Over the past 3 months I've drastically reduced my use of rinse out conditioner, but my leave in has conditioner in it.

After 3 months my hair feels fine so I'm trying another 3 months.

Curious about other experiences since there isn't a lot on the web about natural no-pooers.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
Kaolin clay washed: Clay + goat's milk powder + kelp powder + a few oils and butters.

So on Saturday I washed with this. Then DC'd with honey mixed with some other stuff.

My hair didn't get as clean as I wanted -- left over from an ayurvedic treatment from a few weeks back where the herbs ended up taking several washes to remove -- so I washed again today with Flora & Curl Coconut Mint Curl Refresh Clay Wash. I followed up with their Organic Rose & Honey Cream Conditioner.
 
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