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3/30/12 5:23 A

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It's kind of expensive, but I use WEN (cleansing conditioner- it doesn't lather like shampoo), it does not dry my hair out and I wash my hair every two days, on my off days I let my hair dry on its own.

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3/24/12 10:23 A

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Any new suggestions for this? I am having this problem too.

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1/10/11 2:45 P

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The only suggestion I could make is to use a great conditioner after washing. Because you are natural gives you the freedom to wash daily if you need to. Good luck
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1/9/11 6:20 P

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Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I usually keep my hair in protective styles especially in the winter. I've been working out with the window open because the heat makes the house so hot but I still have been sweating buckets.

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1/9/11 2:05 P

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I used to attend water aerobics but stopped because my hair would take so long to dry it would smell sour. I want to take up swimming but don't want to cut my hair since it is to much to fit in a cap. Any suggestions?

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1/9/11 12:06 P

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In the past, when in braids, sew ins, or any style with which I couldn't easily access my whole scalp to shampoo it, I've used the ORS Herbal Cleanse mentioned here. I've heard lots of people testify to the effectiveness of astringents like Sea Breeze, and more recently--since I've switched to all-natural products--I've used an alcohol-free witch hazel & aloe toner from Thayers. (Wasn't in love with it, honestly, since it made my hair feel even stickier, but using it sparingly with a cellulose sponge rather than cotton balls was refreshing.)

However, if your hair is loose and your scalp easily accessible, I strongly recommend daily (or at least post-workout) conditioner washing (better known as co-washing). It's basically just emulating shampooing with conditioner only. I do it twice with a thinner, more "cleansing" conditioner (Karen's Body Beautiful Complete Conditioner) and follow it once with a heavier, more moisturizing conditioner (Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose), which I let sit while I shower.

My hair *loves* this technique, and believe me, it's nearly, if not just, as effective at cleansing as shampooing without the undesirable side effect of stripping essential moisture which later has to be replenished. (I have recommendations for avoiding this as well, but that's another post.) I can assure you that as long as you follow up with your favorite leave-in conditioner (I use KBB Sweet Ambrosia with some added extras) and a nice oil (like castor, olive, and/or coconut) or butter (like shea or mango) to seal it all in, you can utilize this technique daily without worrying about breakage. In fact, I've learned that my hair prefers to meet water daily (water is, after all, moisture); even when I was texturized and simply rinsing it with plain water in the shower, it thrived.

Sorry for the long post, but HTH!

ETA: You can employ this method even if you are in braids or the like--just do it once or twice a week and use the conditioners in applicator bottles with narrow nozzles to help access the parts. (It may help to dilute them a little with water.) You could use the same method to shampoo every few (2-4, depending on your hair's "sweatiness" and your style preservation goals) weeks and supplement (if needed) with the astringent/"dry shampoo" method.

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1/8/11 11:31 P

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Understand your concerns completely. I have a dry shampoo made by Organic Root Stimulator - Herbal Cleanse. It has a nice lavender smell and it's perfect for those in between washes uses. Enjoy!

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1/8/11 7:32 P

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I've been sweating a lot more recently and my hair is stinky. I don't want to wash my hair too much because it will get dry and break off. I'm not sure what the solution would be. Has anyone tried dry shampoo? What works for keeping your hair fresh?

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