How often do you cowash?

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  1. KoriKiyomi

    KoriKiyomi New Member

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    I've been getting a lot of negative feedback from family. They are stressing the idea that I wash my hair too much. Ive been natural since April 7, 2011. When I bc'd I had NO hair. Now my hair is shoulder length. I try to cowash every two to three days. Is that too much?
     
  2. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Get Your Haul On

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    Twice Per Week for me.:yep: (I'm Relaxed)

    Some Naturals do it daily.
     
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    KoriKiyomi New Member

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    I like washing my hair, my hair loves it. But am I hindering it from retaining length?
     
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    Everyday unless I'm lazy and don't feel like it.
     
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    I co-wash once a week and shampoo and condition twice a week. I honestly don't think you're hindering your growth, continue to do what's best for your hair.
     
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    When my hair was shorter I would cowash every 2 days or so..

    Now no so much.

    Like they say if its not broke......
     
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    Nix08 Relaxed, 4B

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    I'm relaxed and right now I cowash twice a week and poo wash once a week. I prefer to cowash daily to every other day....my hair prefers it:yep:
     
  9. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Get Your Haul On

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    If you aren't experiencing any issues with over moisturization, Detangling etc....you should be fine.
     
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    So in less than a yr you've gone from NO HAIR to SL and you wanna know if you're doing the right thing?? You got to be kidding me! Unless you start experiencing a problem keep doing you.
     
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    Thanks for the replies! I'm still trying to adjust to being natural. It's harder than I imagined.
     
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    divachyk Honey B. Fly

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    Relaxed - one to two times weekly.
     
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    Like discodumpling said, you went from bc to SL in year you have an idea of the right things to do. I know my hair whether texlaxed or natural thrives with frequent cowash.
     
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    As the ladies said above, "If it ain't broke..."
    I co-wash weekly but my hair is now past waist length so it would be a chore any more often! :lol:
     
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    No. Others may think washing hair that frequently will dry out the hair or create breakage. This is because of their experiences (more often than not) with sulfate shampoos and/or hard water. This is not the case in your situation. Do what YOU feel is right. From your experience, you KNOW cowashing is beneficial to your hair.

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    I cowash whenever my hair needs it. It can be 2 times a week or none at all. I follow the needs of my hair not a schedule :yep:
     
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    If your hair isn't dry, crispy, and tangled then it's not too much. I wash my hair once a week (I can't do a co wash). My hair can't take more than once per week or it gets super crispy, and thirsty. Plus I flat iron my natural hair and I don't want to apply heat to it more than once per week.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate it.
     
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    Once a week in colder months

    Twice a week in warmer months
     
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    depends on what Ive put in it during the week... so it can vary anywhere from 1x-4x per week.

    Keep doin what works for u.. OBVIOUSLY ur hair loves it!! :yep:
     
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    toinette Tricking the president

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    Being on this site has taught me that "regular" black folks have no clue about hair care. If its working for you, keep doing it
     

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