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Is there such a thing as always co-washing and NEVER using shampoo?

I admit it, I absolutely love my hair.  I did not as a teenager; in fact, I absolutely HATED IT!  I tried to straighten it but all that did was damage it.  Sometimes I see articles on curly hair, and I am, like really???  You call THAT curly?? Sometimes people have a tiny wave and call it curly.  I have cork-screw curls all over and if you pick up my hair and look at the hair underneath at the back of my head at the nape of my neck, you will see the most hilarious curls that have a mind of their own! And if I use shampoo, I look like Rosanne Rosanna-Danna from the old Saturday Night Live. I am talking about the worst possible hair day ever.  And yes, I use great conditioner, and yes, I use serum daily.  It is a must! I usually buy African-American products, although I am not (well, my cousin told me my grandmother was biracial--and now that I think about it, maybe she was--she certainly was gorgeous!)  And honestly, serum is nothing new; I have been buying that stuff for years in the African hair product aisle. 

So here is my confesstion:  I never, and I mean never ever wash my hair.  When I tell my best friend this, she says, "let me smell your hair," and then sticks her nose in my hair and says, "it smells like you just washed it."  I do "wash" it every single morning but NOT with shampoo, ONLY with conditioner, usually AG (either the color-safe one or the moisturizing).  I swear, for me, conditioner cleans my hair without making me look like a frizz queen.  Since I have been doing this, my hair is growing longer (although the curls make me look like I only have slightly long hair), my hair looks younger, healthier, thicker (I do have a lot of hair but it is fine). 

I really want to know if I am the only one with VERY curly hair that does this?   I know some people would actually be grossed out, but my hair looks and feels very clean and conditioned.  I have shine but no grease.  I am totally coming clean (although co-clean) so what I want to know...does anybody else care to admit doing this??

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I m the opposite, conditioner kills my hair, so shampoo all the way.

by hamolla 2 months, 1 week ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Interesting. My hairs not curly but very frizzy/wavy and always dry. I think I would like to try this too :)

by LadyLou 7 months, 3 weeks ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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