Abbey Battle wrote:Hi. I rarely if ever use shampoo and have never used conditioner. I have curly hair unless I comb it straight, then it becomes an annoying mess.
Just let the natural oils in your hair take care of itself or use almond or jojoba oil.
Miranda Converse wrote:I have some fairly kinky curly hair that has a mind of it's own and is very particular about what touches it. I have un-intentionally been transitioning to poo-less for years now. I used to think I had to shampoo my hair everyday and that left me with basically a fro I had to tame with a gallon of mousse. I finally realized my hair was happier if I skipped a shampoo here and there. Gradually I have reduced my shampoo usage to maybe once every 1-3 months. At one point in time I attempted the baking soda/vinegar thing and that made my hair feel crazy and impossible to brush.
I guess my main issue is conditioner. I absolutely have to use something or I cannot get a brush through it. I would really like to stop using commercial conditioner though.
I have tried a bunch of diy conditioners but nothing is convenient enough for daily use (I'm not going to mash up an avocado and egg yolk every morning before I shower). Everything Mr. Google tells me about homemade conditioners is for something like an every once in a while deep conditioner. And it's not really conditioning that I am looking for, it's detangling that's an issue. And not brushing just leaves my hair a mess, I think the brushing actually realigns the curls or something.
Anyway, I was just curious if anyone out there has curly hair and has successfully stopped using conditioner?? I would also love to hear about anything you do to care for your curly hair. Seems that everyone has a different routine and what works for some curls doesn't work for others...