(Closed) Devacurl girls – advice needed

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Ive never tired it nor heard of it!

I am super intrigued!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First of all, did you wash with sulfates before you started the low poo? If you were using silicone products before then you need to do one final wash with a sulfate shampoo to get the ‘cones out. Second is which products are you using? I find my hair is frizzy no matter what unless I use gel.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Have you checked out the forums at naturallycurly.com? They are super helpful if you’re trying CG or low-poo.

It is probably just your scalp adjusting to being cleaned with something less harsh, and will go away soon. I tried going CG myself last summer, but stopped after a few months. I found that the oiliness went away within a few days – your scalp has to figure out that it doesn’t need to produce as much oil – but my hair wasn’t as voluminous without shampoo, so I switched to a sulfate-free shampoo instead.

However, like a PP said, if you have used any products with cones and your shampoo is not removing them, then that’ll definitely make it feel oilier. The John Frieda stuff probably has lots of cones in it, but I would think they would wash out if you use a sulfate shampoo (or something with cocamidopropyl betaine, or however you spell it). 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Also, this might be obvious, but since switching to sulfate-free, I rarely put conditioner above my ears. That might help a bit with your transition…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bakerella:  I went through the same thing when I started using DevaCurl products. Just give it some time, and your hair will adjust. If you are feeling icky about it, you can just rinse in between washes with no poo and then put conditioner starting from mid length of your hair going down.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t stop giggling at “low poo”.

 

I’m too immature for this thread.  Sounds interesting though!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@bakerella:  I’m kind of the outlier here, but I stopped using shampoo about five years ago and haven’t looked back. My mom got me the devacurl no poo a few months ago and I tried it out, but I didn’t like it at all – my hair and scalp felt oily and dry at the same time. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been using no poo and the conditioner for a while but I also use frizz ease gel- I haven’t noticed a difference really with the oil- I do the no poo on my scalp and then the conditioner below where my scalp is.  I’d give it a little while more to see if it balances out, it’s done great things for the health of my hair!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Err this totally random but do you use a towel to dry your hair? And if you do how do you dry it? Like do you rub your head with the towel orr??

 

Basically for anyone, but especially people with curly hair drying it will a regular towel is a recipe for frizz. Drying it with a old regular t-shirt and “scrunching” it dry should help a lot with frizz.. never rub your hair dry always squeeze/scrunch it dr. 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@samo12 – I use a Curl-Ease towel, which is like a giant floursack towel with a loop that makes it easy to wrap into a turban. Best hair investment ever – I have SOOO much more frizz when I use a terry towel.

@kristengotmarried – The first time I saw “no poo” posted on a message board, I TOTALLY thought it was a constipation support group. Now I have somehow become one of those people who type it without irony while talking about hair care.. πŸ˜›

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