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Old 01-16-2012, 06:35 PM
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Default How often do you cowash?

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?
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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

Some Naturals do it daily.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:50 PM
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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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Old 01-16-2012, 06:52 PM
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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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Everyday unless I'm lazy and don't feel like it.
This is me....almost everyday.
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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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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Old 01-16-2012, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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
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If you aren't experiencing any issues with over moisturization, Detangling etc....you should be fine.
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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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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Relaxed - one to two times weekly.
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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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!
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I like washing my hair, my hair loves it. But am I hindering it from retaining length?
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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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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
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Every time I work out so 4-6 days a week.
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Default Re: How often do you cowash?

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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