Co-washing

 
 

Co-wash with Garnier Fructose Triple Nutrition Fortifying Conditioner

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I was walking down the hair products aisle in the supermarket and I just couldn’t resist getting a new conditioner. This conditioner seemed alright because it contained shea butter,  olive, avocado and almond oils plus it had a pump. I applied the conditioner to dry hair and sat underneath my steamer for 20 minutes.  I rinsed this off and did a curlformer set.  My leave-ins were Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker Air Dry/Blow Dry Perfector, Nothing But Melted Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner and Bee Mine Luscious Balanced CreamRead More


You can make your own cleansing conditioner

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                                  I have never really liked the way shampoos left my hair brittle and dry. My curiosity was piqued when KLP of Saving our Strands published a post called making your own co-cleanser. She described how you can make your own conditioner cleanser (or co-cleanser). Her recipe is one part shampoo: two parts oil: three parts conditioner. I mixed my first co-cleanser using a ‘cheapie’ conditioner, a few squirts of shampoo and apple ciderRead More


Are Cleansing conditioners just a hype?

Daily Fix cleansing conditioner

Recently, I decided to take a closer look at my Hair One Cleansing Conditioner: it contains Amodimethicone which is a water-insoluble silicone. This means that it can only be removed by surfactants like Sulfates and Cocoamidopropyl betaine. What are Silicones? Hair One Cleansing Conditioner doesn’t contain any of these surfactants listed above. On its ingredient list, the only surfactant I could find was Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine which is a cationic surfactant. It is not strong enough to remove silicones. This is why continual usage of Hair One can eventually lead toRead More

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