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Co-wash recommendations?

guthak01guthak01 Posts: 188Registered Users
I originally used tresemme naturals conditioner, but it has drying alcohols. I am now using suave naturals, but it has left me with a dry scalp. I want a drugstore conditioner because I go through it extremely fast.
3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Aussie Instant Freeze or LALSG

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  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Posts: 406Registered Users
    guthak01 wrote: »
    I originally used tresemme naturals conditioner, but it has drying alcohols. I am now using suave naturals, but it has left me with a dry scalp. I want a drugstore conditioner because I go through it extremely fast.

    if tresemme naturals wasnt drying your hair then i think you should stick with it. Still, there are other cowashes. If you were using the suave coconut, then maybe your hair doesnt like protein and you might try a different type. If you hair does like protein, you might want to try Vo5. Another recommended cowash here is cure cared. It isnt available at drugstores but it is at Sallys and a great price. Its about 4 dollars for 20 ounces or a gallon for 9 dollars i think. So if you have a Sally's by your house its worth a try
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 188Registered Users
    I do have a sally's and am going there anyways to buy some more GVBCB.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Aussie Instant Freeze or LALSG
  • JoJoFreeJoJoFree Posts: 110Registered Users
    Oyin Honey Hemp is my HG for co-wash and detangle. I also like Trader Joes Tea Tree Tangle and Nourish Spa condishes.
  • JoJoFreeJoJoFree Posts: 110Registered Users
    That's Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle.
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users
    I've been using Yes to Cucumbers and like it so far. No protein, no glycerin, nice slip. I initially liked tresemme naturals but found it drying over time.
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair


    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
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  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you haven't tried the Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine, you could try that. It is glycerin free (and protein free), unlike the Coconut, and glycerin is drying for some of us.
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    What about VO5 moisture milks? Your siggie says you have fine hair, so the protein in those might be a good thing for your hair type. And a bottle is $1 or less in most stores...
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
    Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11
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  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 188Registered Users
    I've never seen the moisture milks. That could be a possibility. I have tried Tresemme naturals and suave naturals but was not extremely impressed.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Aussie Instant Freeze or LALSG
  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    I've not used any of these specifically to co-wash so I have no way to compare between these 3 but here are the ingredients for the strawberry scented one (per drugstore.com)

    Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Stearate, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Red 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200), Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Soy Milk, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Leaf Extract (Strawberry), Niacinamide, Biotin (Vitamin H)

    I think it has more cationic surfactants and moisturizers than TN or SN. I've seen it for sale in my area at Rite-aid, CVS, etc.
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
    Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11
    My Fotki
    My Blog
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    diaspora wrote: »
    If you haven't tried the Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine, you could try that. It is glycerin free (and protein free), unlike the Coconut, and glycerin is drying for some of us.

    The only Suave Naturals i have tried is the coconut. Not a good experience. I know now my hair isnt crazy about most shampoos and conditioners with coconut. I will have to try this one.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    you may want to look into SM Moisture Retention Shampoo even. I hear it's more moisturizing than the conditioner. I just bought a bottle today to try out and I'm confident it'll be a keeper.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 188Registered Users
    I have been using the sm moisture retention shampoo and it is not drying me out. With my fine hair, it helps to not weigh me down.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Aussie Instant Freeze or LALSG
  • DivaCheetah224DivaCheetah224 Posts: 22Registered Users
    If you don't mind parabens Trader Joes moisturizing conditioner not the tea tree but the other one is excellent. Great slip, okay ingredients, and only like 2.99.
  • curlymochagirlcurlymochagirl Posts: 56Registered Users
    guthak01 wrote: »
    I originally used tresemme naturals conditioner, but it has drying alcohols. I am now using suave naturals, but it has left me with a dry scalp. I want a drugstore conditioner because I go through it extremely fast.

    Sorry this is a little late...If I'm not mistaken, I think the Stearyl Alcohol and Cetyl Alcohol in Tresemme Naturals are not drying alcohols.
    Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Sorry this is a little late...If I'm not mistaken, I think the Stearyl Alcohol and Cetyl Alcohol in Tresemme Naturals are not drying alcohols.

    Cetyl-Stearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohols which are produced from saturated fats in nuts and plants. The word alcohol usually brings to mind rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol, both are very drying on the skin. Unlike alcohol, Cetyl-Stearyl Alcohol is a very effective moisturizer, emollient and thickening agent.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • earthnutearthnut Posts: 226Registered Users
    Natures gate conditioners are cone free, cheap, and pretty easy to find. I bought mine at the supermarket.
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Creme Fortifying Conditioner.

    Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine

    Suave Naturals Mountain Strawberry

    All Cheap. Drugstore. Curly Girl Friendly
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  • ezra.s.walkeezra.s.walke Posts: 2Registered Users
    Hello,

    I have seen recommendations for the "Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine" conditioner. I bought it today but when I got home I noticed the second ingredient is "Cetyl Alcohol". I am trying to follow the Curly Girl method and not sure if this is something I should be avoiding. Please let me know your thoughts on this. Thank you and God bless!
  • JamfoWJamfoW Posts: 69Registered Users
    I've been pretty happy with V05 as a co-wash and suave naturals as RO
    2C/B; Low porosity; Fine; Med. density

    Low-Poo: L'Oreal Evercurl
    CO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO: SN Coconut; CJ Smoothing Lotion
    LI: Ouidad Curl Quencher
    Style: CJ CCCCL; CiaB; FSG!
    PT: Gelatin
    Modified CG since 2/13

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