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    I'm 6 months into my transitioning phase, and I'm wondering if it would be detrimental to me if I co wash once a week or even more often than that? I have about 4 inches of new growth and 8 inches of relaxed hair and although I know that washing my hair would be beneficial for my natural hair, wouldn't it be too harsh for the relaxed part? Thanks for any feedback...

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    Hi,

    Congrats on your decision to go natural. I have been transitioning for about 7 months and I usually wash my hair once a week, and no poo 1-2 days a week (wash with conditioner only). I usually do not have an issue with my hair drying out, but again, it all depends on what types of products you use for moisture. If you use good moisture products and conditioner, dryness should not be an issue. If you want to wash more than once a week, I suggest no pooing in between shampoo washes. HTH

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    Hi,

    Congrats on your decision to go natural. I have been transitioning for about 7 months and I usually wash my hair once a week, and no poo 1-2 days a week (wash with conditioner only). I usually do not have an issue with my hair drying out, but again, it all depends on what types of products you use for moisture. If you use good moisture products and conditioner, dryness should not be an issue. If you want to wash more than once a week, I suggest no pooing in between shampoo washes. HTH

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    Hi,Congrats on your decision to go natural.* I have been...

    Thanks Butterfly,

    And congrats on your decision as well. I'm going to no poo wash tonight and see how my hair turns out...

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    I'm actually new to transitioning (approx 4 months). I wash my hair twice a week, but I've been shampooing with a Castile Soap made with olive, coconut & peppermint oils. It gets my hair clean without stripping out natural oils. I then use a regular conditioner or I deep condition it.

    I hope this info is useful

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    I'm 6 months into my transitioning phase, and I'm wondering...

    It is not bad for your relaxed hair if you wash it more often. Even though i have just begun my journey, I wash my relaxed hair every other day for the whole year I have had a perm. It just is not as wash and go. But you will be fine.

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    I'm 6 months into my transitioning phase, and I'm wondering...

    It is not bad for your relaxed hair if you wash it more often. Even though i have just begun my journey, I wash my relaxed hair every other day for the whole year I have had a perm. It just is not as wash and go. But you will be fine.

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    I'm 6 months into my transitioning phase, and I'm wondering...

    You're 6 months into your transitioning period and you have 4 inches of new growth?! That's good! Your hair grows really fast!

    I don't see a problem with washing your hair once a week. If anything it would be beneficial for both textures. Clean hair and scalp promotes healthy hair and growth.

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    I'm actually new to transitioning (approx 4 months).* I wash...

    I'm glad you mentioned Castile Soap. I finally found a place where I can buy it here in Atlanta. How do you mix the oils in with the soap? What's the ratio for each oil that you add to the Castile Soap?

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    I think it would be fine if you washed once a week or more often if you choose. I find that my hair is most manageable and healthiest if I CO wash 2-3 times a week and shampoo and deep condition once a week.

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    I wash twice a week and more if needed.

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    I wash once a week and no poo in between without any problems. As already said, make sure you don't use shampoos that strip your hair then you should be fine.

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    I use conditioner to wash my hair every other day. I wash with shampoo about once every week and a half, sometimes longer or shorter depending on what I have put in my hair. I shampoo with a castille soap or a shea butter soap. I think it is okay to wash your hair often if you want to.

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    I have just started a no poo routine. I rinse my hair daily now that it's getting warmer. I just cannot do 2nd day hair because I workout all the time and have to pull my hair into a ponytail. The relaxed hair in front always straigtens out and ruins my wash and go. I have about 9-10 inches of relaxed hair and it is noticably soft, it's actually in better condition than when I was roller setting every week or doing the wash/ ponytail-blowout/ flat flaming hot tool of hair torture method...mouthful I know!

    I don't think you can wash your hair to often. Keeping it well moisturized is the trick

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    I'm actually new to transitioning (approx 4 months).* I wash...

    Is this the bar soap that I see in the grocery store? I saw Castille Soap flakes in one of the homemade recipes.

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    Would someone advise me where I can get this Castille or Shea butter soap, and is it actually a bar of soap?

    Good info?

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    I was my hair every other day, and use a leave in conditioner daily.

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    if any of you are transitioning with two-strands or micro braids, how do you keep them fresh looking after a wash (whats the best method) so they don't get frizzy or puffy?

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    HOW DO YOU DETANGLE NEW GROWTH AND RELAXED HAIR?

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    HOW DO YOU DETANGLE NEW GROWTH AND RELAXED HAIR?870180...

    Well I detangle w/ a comb when I am deep conditioning! If I try to detangle w/ a comb when my hair is dry, it will break like crazy! You can fingercomb it when it's dry.

    Oooh yeah, I wash my hair from 1-3 times a week! Depends on what kind of products I used during the week!

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