Day 10: My First Co-Wash

Hello, lovelies!

I’m trying not to over wash my hair, since I know the curlier the hair is, the less it needs to be thoroughly cleaned. However, with all the products I’m using in my hair on a day to day basis for styling, it doesn’t take long for my hair to feel stiff and dirty. The compromise? A co-wash.

For those not in the know, a co-wash is washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Many fellow naturalistas do this in between shampoos to keep their hair feeling fresh without stripping it. So I grabbed my Shea Moisture conditioner, the only one I have at the moment, and hopped in the shower.

My hair felt FAB afterward. Soft and fluffy to the max! It was also really easy to style afterward and kind of fell right into place. I’m learning that a combo of the Eco Styler gel and my Shea Moisture Curling Souffle works the best — using one or the other requires the use of too much product at one time and makes my hair too stiff.

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It’s been a very relaxing Sunday. Ramon (the boyfriend) is over and we’re watching basketball. The snow here in NYC is preventing us from going out and doing much, so we’ve been at my place, and I haven’t had to do my makeup (though I’m wishing I did it, anyway — I feel naked without it).

Also, it could be wishful thinking, but I believe I’m starting to see some new growth, particularly on the sides of my head where my hair was really cut short. Little curls are forming where there weren’t any before, and i’m excited to see progress so soon. I know it’ll be a long while before my hair is noticeably longer, but at least I’m headed in the right direction.

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