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10 Co-Washing Problems (9): The Case Of Build Up!

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After co-washing for a while, the conditioners tend to leave residues on the hair! How?  According to JC of thenaturalhavenbloom, hair carries a slight negative charge which is enhanced when you use a shampoo with a negative charge. Hair will adsorb the conditioner better because the positive charge in the conditioner is attracted to the negative charge on the surface of hair. Also,most ingredients in hair conditioner attach to the surface of hair
Based on this, I believe that the ingredients in conditioners, in the process of moisturizing, , repairing damage, smoothing cuticles will continue to pill up on the surface of the hair.

10 Co-Washing Problems (8): Issues With Sleeping With Wet Hair

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Sometimes, going to bed with the damp hair becomes the last option. However, it comes with its some complications.
Wet pillows can make sleeping uncomfortable if you are the pillow type You might be inconveniencing your partner if your hair is not in a satin cap and you rather use a satin pillow case; there is the tendency of your partner coming into contact with the hair which is not comfortable!! experience.

On your part, you may catch cold- I have seen several bloggers complain about this.  The possible solution is to co-wash early enough to give the hair more time to dry.
If all fails, then, you may have to quit co-washing . Your health is more important.
How do you deal with wet hair for bed?

My Facial Care Starter Pack!

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Since leaving undergrad about 5 years ago, I've been battling with acne, dark spots and rough skin on the face. I've become more conscious about how  other ladies  are diversifying their focus by taking care of the whole body. Now that I've had a better workout schedule, I've done some reading on handling facial issues and have taken steps to implement a basic skin care routine to obtain the "perfect " face I want. Upon scanning through my stuff, I, actually, had basic skin care products but just wasn't utilizing them at all or appropriately!

10 Co-Washing Problems (7): What If Your Hair Is Damp After Morning?

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A major concern for those who co-wash at night is that of damp hair in the morning and what to do with it. I find that I can do a roll and tuck on damp hair so l get to be fly! I can also get away with a pompadour plus bun style, a simple bun or ponytail or as a last resort, blow dry on cool.
With this our sunshine,  I could have four twists in my head which will dry up by the time I finish preparing for work if I step out two or three times. However, if you don’t want any of this, wigs might be your friend; keeps the moisture in the hair anyway. I know that Green house effect also gives a similar problem in the mornings.
Here are what you've missed! 10 Co-Washing Problems: (1) Does your hair really need co-washing?
10 Co-Washing Problems : (2) What Type Of Conditioner To Use?
10 Co-Washing Problems: (3) Should You Do "Pure" Co-Washing?
10 Co-Washing Problems: (4) When And How Often To Co-wash?
10 Co-Washing Problems (6):What Style Can You Wear After Co-washing?


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10 Co-Washing Problems (6):What Style Can You Wear After Co-washing?

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What style to wear after conditioner washing is dependent on your schedule. If you have the morning to yourself, you can

do a braid or twist for braidout or twist out.  I've been wearing braid outs a lot these days.

10 Co-Washing Problem (5): How Do You Dry Hair After Co-washing?

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Ok,  after co-washing what next? If you are co-washing in the night, then, you may have to Use a hooded dryer if you have oneBlow dry on cool settingUse a T-shirt to wrap the hair and go to bed. By morning, the shirt would have absorbed all the excess water in the hair.Air dry till bed timeHooded dryer  for roller set or dry under it before bed time.

Pre-Poos: A different Perspective

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I was reading on Pre-Poos by Temitayo Giwa on letsgrownaijahair.com (See post here)  and something caught my attention.  It's the word DRENCH which the Merriam Webster online dictionary defines as to wet thoroughly (as by immersing orsoaking in a liquid).
When I saw that word, I pondered over my Pre-poos and whether I've been drenching my hair properly with the oils. So, during  one of my co-washing, I saturated my hair with sheabutter and went under the dryer. 
Just then, another idea crossed my mind. Why not check to see if the oil has sunk deep into the strands or just sitting on the hair. Well, some of the oil was still on the surface after 10 minutes! I recalled how you have to stir your sugar into your beverage to ensure that the sugar dissolved well; I ran my hands through the hair, massaging the oil into it again.  The end results were awesome!!
 I decided to share this with you so you get full benefits of Pre-Poos. What do you think? If you want a video tutor…