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I was reading a book on how to style curly hair and the author… - Mrs. Kitty Meows For No Reason
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I was reading a book on how to style curly hair and the author suggested that shampoo is bad for you hair. It dries out curly hair, which already has a tendency to be dry. The dryness then creates frizz. I have suffered with frizzy hair forever and I have tried every product in the store. I want to try this one last thing. She said that the agents that cause lathering are the culprit. Our scalps then overproduce oil to make up for the dryness. I am in for some hell-hair days but per her theory - the scalp will slow down on oil production after a few weeks. I am still going to rinse daily with water and conditioner on the bottom. Maybe twice a week I will then use a baking soda solution or some sort of organic natural shampoo (once I can find one) on the top. You first put conditioner on the bottom before shampooing to protect it. I have been doing a lot of reading about this online and there are a lot of people who swear by it.

I know like everything else I do I will probably be over this fad in a week or two, but I am curious to see if it helps and hope that I won't be totally humiliated with a greasy head of hair.
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jessruth From: jessruth Date: December 27th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was offered this same wisdom a few years ago. I stopped using regular shampoo, and I haven't turned back since. About once a week, I use DevaCurl NoPoo as a replacement for shampoo. The other times, I use only conditioner and my regular post-shower styling products. I've definitely noticed a difference. I also go to hairstylists who specialize in curly hair - they cut hair dry, not wet. If you're still in NYC, I'm happy to recommend my place. Hope this helps!
littlepinknose From: littlepinknose Date: December 27th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I will try that nopoo. What salon do you go to? I was Ouidad but it is better to have a personal recommendation!
jessruth From: jessruth Date: December 28th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I go to Devachan, 560 Broadway, between Prince & Spring. (212) 274-8686. Their website is http://devachansalon.com‎ - and they're considered THE curly hair experts. Life-changing! Which reminds me - I'm overdue for an appointment.
littlepinknose From: littlepinknose Date: February 15th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
This girl Meg is giving $30 haircuts at Devachon for a limited number of slots as she is going for some advanced haircutting title. I am going! If you want to try to get a lot see her info here:


From: skbw Date: December 28th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I myself did baking soda and vinegar for almost a year. Worked great, but then my hair got tired of it. Back to conventional shampoo for now. My hair is very, very thin, however...ymmv.

Happy New Year!
5meows or Meow like you mean it