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    Default What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Hi guys,

    Hopefully I can get some responses on this; I have a couple questions. I just ran out of shampoo/conditioner ("2 in 1") but it's head and shoulders and I heard that's not really good for anyone. Is there any good, basic, locally available, easy to use shampoo/conditioner that would be good for my hair?

    My hair falls out a little (apart from the places I'm losing hair) I was told that was from the hot water I was washing it with and the bad shampoo. Is that so?

    Also, I have some hair loss that's really starting to come in strong.

    pics here:

    https://imgur.com/a/HTOea

    You can't really see it as much without the flash, which is maybe how it looks IRL, but when I turn the flash on you can really see it. You guys think I should just get rid of it all? I wanted to get dreads for a second there, but with the M/O pattern balding, I think it might just look funny.

    What do you guys think? Thanks

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Hello @underswamp1008. Welcome to Nappturality!


    I do not think that the loss of hair is coming from the hot water or shampoo, but instead, it is hereditary. I'd recommend a sulfate-free shampoo (look for the term on the bottle) and a conditioner.

    Are you attached to your hair? If not, I'd recommend rocking a baldy or cutting it as close to your scalp as you feel comfortable. A friend of mine was in a similiar situation and did not want to cut his hair, but he was also stressed about his male pattern baldness. One day, he buzzed it super low and he told me that he wishes that he did that years ago.

    If you decide to grow locs, you will probably end up losing the ones on your crown and top of your head, so keep that in mind.

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Thanks so much for your reply! As far as being attached to my hair...only halfway. I really wanted to get dreads just to try them, but if it's not in the cards, then so be it. I don't wanna be one of those desperate looking guys with struggle dreads lmao. I might just cut it off...

    If I go super low, like no guard, should I still use shampoo to take care of the scalp?

    Thanks again

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Yes, definitely still use shampoo. But stay away from shampoos that contain sulfates of any kind, silicones (anything ending in "one") and alcohol other than cetaryl alcohol.
    Use a scalp-nourising leave in spray to add sheen and keep your scalp moisturized. Check your ingredients and make sure it is as natural as possible, with good stuff like coconut oils and essential oils.

    A low cut would look great on you and balance your look.

    "Struggle dreads"
    "The truth is, your natural hair, in all its texture, is the hair that is ideal for YOU.."
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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Welcome!

    You def should use gentler products on your hair. If you want to start with Shea Moisture product lines, that would be great. I've learned that taking care of your scalp is super important because that is where your hair grows out of!

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    OK, thanks a lot guys!

    Someone told me to stop using shampoo all together and only use conditioner. Is that accurate for black hair? They said because it dries out a lot.

    And I still haven't cut it...I'm getting emotional lol

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    You'll definately need a cleanser of some sort- it doesn't have to be shampoo. Can be Apple Cider Vingear rise every now and again or a no-poo cleanser but conditioner only will cause build up over time. you DONT have to shampoo/cleanse DONT EVERY time you condition ( I don't recommend that) but you do need to clean your scalp.
    Last edited by Brown.Beautiful; 01-11-2018 at 11:07 AM. Reason: I left out DONT- you don't have to shampoo!

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brown.Beautiful View Post
    You'll definately need a cleanser of some sort- it doesn't have to be shampoo. Can be Apple Cider Vingear rise every now and again or a no-poo cleanser but conditioner only will cause build up over time. you DONT have to shampoo/cleanse DONT EVERY time you condition ( I don't recommend that) but you do need to clean your scalp.
    Ya'll I my last post should have said you DONT have to shampoo every time. Thanks @underthehood for bringing it to my attention

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Creme of Nature Shampoos usually work well. Just a basic one, not the fancy ones. The Plex one stripped my hair.

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    Default Re: What shampoo/conditioner should I use / Should I just cut it all off?

    Try Kadima African Black Soap Shampoo and Conditioner. It has help to keep my hair healthy, definitely a staple. You can visit there website at kadimaobp.com.

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