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Negrita,

La verdad es que si tengo otras preguntitas. Tu español es excelente, deberías de practicarlo, es mucho mas difícil escribir que platicar, y tú escribes muy, muy bien. However, for the purposes of this website, I think that english probably works best for everyone’s benefit. So the questions are:

1. You shampoo every two weeks? I can barely make it through the first week. I feel my hair starts getting greasy or smelly… How can you go through not washing every two weeks? This would make a substantial improvement in my hair’s health and time spent.

2. What brand of combs do you use? A particular brand of round brushes that I should be looking at?

Feliz Año Nuevo para tí también Negrita, y gracias por contestar, estaba muy emocionada al ver tu respuesta!

Maruquita

Marquita,

Te mando mil besos y abrazos!!! Sabes que trabajo y paso muchas horas en gimnasio. Por esta razon, ha pasado mucho tiempo antes que pude contestar.

Moving right along….to answer your questions.

1. You shampoo every two weeks? I can barely make it through the first week. I feel my hair starts getting greasy or smelly… How can you go through not washing every two weeks? This would make a substantial improvement in my hair’s health and time spent.
I should clarify this. I sometimes shampoo before 2 weeks, but I NEVER, EVER use rolos more frequently. Right now, it’s impossible to do a blowout that often, because my hair is just about at my waist. It takes about 3 or 4 hours to dry. Plus, I workout a lot, so a blowout is reserved for special occasions.

Now, during those times when my hair used to get oily I’d use essential oils to keep my hair and scalp fresh. I will use 2 or 3 drops of peppermint oil mixed with a little coconut oil (the kind from the health food store) to oil my scalp. That aids with hair growth AND combats bad odor. Peppermint oil can be harsh on the skin; if this is the case, cut it by using more coconut oil, or try lavender.

Also, I have noticed that my hair really doens’t like being shampooed very often. I will use a big jug of the cheapie, creme rinse from Sally’s to clean my scalp and comb my hair, then air dry, instead of shampooing. However, this works best on days that I’m leaving my hair natural.

The less I do to my hair, the longer and healthier it is. I need to post a recent pic. It’s so long now that I’m considering a big, BIG chop!!!

2. What brand of combs do you use? A particular brand of round brushes that I should be looking at?

I used the giant rat tail combs that you can find at any beauty supply in NYC for about $1, or Sally’s for roughly the same price. These are NOT THE NON-BREAKABLE COMBS!!! The non-breakable comes are notorious for ripping out hair.

As for brushes, I use a 100% boars hair brush. Ironically, I have been trying to find another one as a back up to one I bought at some beauty salon several years ago. I see brushes online, but they are SO difficulty to gauge with the naked eye. I like a firm brush, as I’m only using it to pull my roots taut when blowdrying.

When I’m not blowing my hair, I don’t brush at all….just comb. That’s it. I do, however, have a special comb that I use specifically to detangle when I’m in the shower, my beloved Jilbere shower comb. I have a LOOOOOOT of hair, but each strand is very, very, VERY fine and delicate.

This comb has been a time saver for me.

If I find a really good quality brush, I’ll let you know. Maybe another reader can recommend one. I’m also looking for a backup for my current blower. I know that it’s been good to me, but we never know when it will stop working :)

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