Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I learnt something new...CO WASH

hey all
This  is a new series I am starting from this post....Being a beauty /makeup/lifestyle blogger is fun fun fun ,but also its a store house of knowledge out there......the internet is full of these gems of knowledge and we just need to find them...:)
I have extermely fine....almost not there,wispy hair and a oily scalp...Killer combination!!!!!!
Also have been afflicted with dandruff off and on....yeeekssss right!!!???!!
I HAVE to wash my hair everyday,or else it will stick to my oily scalp...and make me look like a tel ka dukkan ....baldy baldy tooo....you know how it is.....:/
SO while searching on the net I came across this thing called Hair washing with conditioner...a.k.a CO WASHING OF HAIR or CO WASH...
This is ased on a very simple concept...
Regular usage of shampoo...esp everyday,can be harmful for the hair...The shampoos have a product called SLS ...sodium lauryl sulphate which is the culprit......
Conditioners usually do not have this ingridient,but they do have the others whih are detergent based(YES detergent based,or else how do u expect your grime to be washed away???
This method uses Conditioner instead of,not along with shampoo...
So everyday yu can CO WASH your hair and every 3rd or 4th day use a shampoo..!!!

 HOW TO CO WASH HAIR.
  1. Rinse hair well.Apply conditioner and massage gently into scalp.Wash well .Reapply conditioner and keep it for a couple of minutes...rinse well again
  2. You can also apply conditioner half hour prior to the wash ,,,and then wash hair... no need to reapply conditioner...This is like using a hair mask ....it soaks each strand welll
  3. The third way is to mix some conditioner with water in a spray bottle and spray o washed damp hair and let it dry well...this is good  if you are in a hurry!!
I have been using the first methos everyday for the last 2 weeks....I used to use shampoo daily ,bt now have been using my shampoo....max twice a week....:)
My hair is more manageable and soft...and i am loving it.


There are multiple advantages to this....
  1. You are using a harsh chemical:: read SLS:less frequently.
  2. The conitioner cleans your hair and makes it shiny mooth ,tangle free and manageable
  3. Your shampoo lasts longer....
  4. YOu can wash your hair everyday and not end with rough hair or dry hair
  5. It is a very good method when you run out of shampoo,esp while travelling(but you should have a conditioner with you!!!!no t carrying shampoo and carrying only conditioner    can that happen????can happen wid me;P
CONS
  1. None really ,except that your conditioner will get over soon.However you ca buy a cheaper conditioner for daily use then.
Here is one of the sites I read this from...It also gives a very important message about not towel drying your hair.
Also Tanveer in her blog just covered towel drying techniques.See here.
although this has been metioned at above site for treated hair ,it can be used for non treated hair as well....
AM very very happy to have learnt this......and now an sharing it with you.
Please do try it:) 

11 comments:

Nivedita said...

Nice tip. I'm gping to trty this. But deep conditioning frequently also helps a lot. But how is it that if I don't clean the sweat from the roots of my hair going to help?

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

hi nivi,what i learnt is that the coditioner does have the detergent action of a shampoo, thats why we should rub it gently in......it has been working for me...i used to wash my hair wid shampoo evry single day,esppp in si=ummer,now i have washed then wid shampoo.on sunday..and sice then cod...and they r great....

Ik said...

seriously? this is a great tip. I'm definitely going to try this. but conditioners aren't supposed to used on the scalp na?

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

hey ik,,,,,seriously..:) me thot so too...but maybe the logic is that the conditioner would weigh ur hair down if applied to the scalp...here since we wash it away completely the first time.....maybe it is ok....I am happy with my routine now...u try and let me know:)

Ik said...

definitely! will start tomorrow only! :)

kuheli said...

hey, great tip! will try from tomorrow! :))

bhumika said...

conditioner on scalp !! dat is so harmful..n gives hairfall too..
r u sure bout this thg ?
pls do confirm before using this method..

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

@ bhumika......i had known this all along....but when i tried it....was hooked..and have not noticed any hair fall..if it all my hair looks shinier and more manageable so lesses hairfall..:??
@ kuheli .do try this at least onceand let me know..

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

@ bhumika ....see this\
http://www.ehow.com/how_6161974_make-scalp-conditioner.html

fahee said...

great tip shivani..am following you now..ur blog is great

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

thanku Fahee...:)