I just had to add what I came across yesterday. This blog post. It made me happy.
I have not really said what the method entails because there is a whole book on the subject, I am not going to write the whole book, or even part of it here, but I decided I would tell you the most important part of it because this is for CURLY and STRAIGHT alike.
Use a sulfate free shampoo. Or like me, no shampoo!
we have been tricked into believing we need it and that it is good for us when in reality it strips your hair of everything good. Google "no poo" to find out more and different methods of cleaning your hair. Or just buy the book.
This is what I do: If I feel like my scalp is getting gunky or oily before I get in the shower I mix some brown sugar with conditioner and massage my scalp with it. Then I rub a little conditioner in my hair and then jump in the shower. Rinse that out and put more conditioner it. And continue with the curly girl method.
Like I said I am so happy for Elyse and Connie, and Audrey, and Samantha, and Dianna. Anyone who's hair is better and easier to manage because they went sulfate free. Have you tried it yet? I have heard you can find sulfate free at wal mart.
(chants) Do it! Do it! (chants)