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Best Drugstore low poo sheamoisure or giovanni

luvhavinbgtwinsluvhavinbgtwins Posts: 28Registered Users
So need it to be a target or walmart, even a sallys.

I have read good things and bad about both.
All my info is in my sig.
I read yes to carrots and even burts has something like sils in it and I dont want that if possible.
Really think I need a low poo 1 or twice a week.

what do you think would be best for me or even if theres another but with in a good price. Dont want to spend a ton.
Curl Pattern- 2a/2b few 2c underneath
Porosity-after 4 min floated- low porosity (idk I dont think its right)
Density- med
Length- med/long
colored treated hair-damage from color and heat products

oily top/ very dry middle to ends

frizzy-coarse-sort of thick and thin

used bs/acv felt dry tangled
co wash with vo5 clarify kiwi
ro tres nat.
style La looks/ coconut oil
Looking for low poo to try

Thyroid Hypo 16yrs (doesnt help the hair)
Hard water (has filter but still doesnt help)

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  • luvhavinbgtwinsluvhavinbgtwins Posts: 28Registered Users
    So what do you think would be best for me.?
    Seems like by day 3 my hair is limp.
    Clean
    Day 2 and 3 I either co wash or water wash. Looks awful today. Limp and oily,but not my ends. They still look dry.
    Going tomorrow after work to get.
    Curl Pattern- 2a/2b few 2c underneath
    Porosity-after 4 min floated- low porosity (idk I dont think its right)
    Density- med
    Length- med/long
    colored treated hair-damage from color and heat products

    oily top/ very dry middle to ends

    frizzy-coarse-sort of thick and thin

    used bs/acv felt dry tangled
    co wash with vo5 clarify kiwi
    ro tres nat.
    style La looks/ coconut oil
    Looking for low poo to try

    Thyroid Hypo 16yrs (doesnt help the hair)
    Hard water (has filter but still doesnt help)
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Both are good products- it really depends on what you're looking for. Shea Moisture (especially the Moisture Retention) is among the most gentle low-poos I've ever tried. Giovanni low-poos are still pretty gentle (TTT was a little stronger that I prefer, but 50:50 worked well), but they use different surfacants and would probably be more useful for occasional product buildup issues (a definite possibility as you try new stuff and learn what ingredients do and don't work for your hair). The only one that you will want to probably avoid is Giovanni Smooth as Silk low-poo because it has amodimethicone.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • WavesnWheelsWavesnWheels Posts: 64Registered Users
    I know some people like Giovanni as a lowpoo, but I found it too harsh. Most here seem to like Shea Moisture and consider it very gentle (I haven't tried it).
    2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
    Favorites:
    CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
    LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo
    RO: SSDDMT
    DT: JCDCT, SSDDMT
    Style: AOMM, CCCL, KMFUM, KCTT
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I haven't tried SM shampoos but I've tried the Giovanni TTTT and that one was a little stripping. I tried it specifically to help with my itchy and flaky scalp but didn't help.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • dannegerousdannegerous Posts: 70Registered Users
    I've never used Giovanni but I love Shea Moisture. It's very gentle and really moisturizing imo.
    CG since May 2012
    Curl Pattern: 2c, Texture: coarse, Porosity: low, Density: thick, Elasticity: low
  • kstankstan Posts: 423Registered Users
    question about the SM with coconut. I really want to get some, but my hair HATED the suave coconut. not sure if my hair just hates the coconut or not.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    started CG on 6/25/12. :duckie:
    • 2c with a strait underneath
    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
    • Thick hair
    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    kstan wrote: »
    question about the SM with coconut. I really want to get some, but my hair HATED the suave coconut. not sure if my hair just hates the coconut or not.

    SN Coconut has no actual coconut in it afaik, it's just scented that way. You should be fine with SM :)
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • kstankstan Posts: 423Registered Users
    awesome. thanks. I've been thinking about picking up the trial size set, but wasn't sure. guess i'll give their line a go after my trader joes runs out.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    started CG on 6/25/12. :duckie:
    • 2c with a strait underneath
    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
    • Thick hair
    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • luvhavinbgtwinsluvhavinbgtwins Posts: 28Registered Users
    So I finally found Shea Moisture, Moisture Retention at my target. It took me a while cuz I couldnt found, I seen all there body products and they have the burts bees shampoo etc next to it but they have the sm in the hair section. So I will have to give this a try on thur. (I washed my hair w/a sulfate vo5 moisture milk and tres together to dulute this morn) I was looking at all they had, so many items that I swear I have never seen in my life lol
    they had a brand called Curl and then the kinky curl which I have never tired.
    Curl Pattern- 2a/2b few 2c underneath
    Porosity-after 4 min floated- low porosity (idk I dont think its right)
    Density- med
    Length- med/long
    colored treated hair-damage from color and heat products

    oily top/ very dry middle to ends

    frizzy-coarse-sort of thick and thin

    used bs/acv felt dry tangled
    co wash with vo5 clarify kiwi
    ro tres nat.
    style La looks/ coconut oil
    Looking for low poo to try

    Thyroid Hypo 16yrs (doesnt help the hair)
    Hard water (has filter but still doesnt help)
  • PolkadotowlPolkadotowl Posts: 77Registered Users
    I am currently loving Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle!
    Day39.jpg
    2b/2c Thick, med texture, med porosity

    CG 7/25/12

    Low Poo: TJ TTT Shampoo
    CW: TJ TTT Condish
    RO: TN, SN Coconut
    LI: TN, KCKT
    Stylers: AG re:coil, AIF, BRHG, KCCC, AVG, Tresemme FCSG, Lavish Curls
    Methods: MysteryFlavored, SMasters, Icequeen,
    2nd Day: pineappling w/ claw clip, satin cap, spritz & diffuse, clip roots, dry plop
    DT: SheaM Organic Raw Shea Butter DT Masque
  • saralacysaralacy Posts: 56Registered Users
    do you think the sm will weigh down fine hair with a weak 2a wave pattern?
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    I like both for different reasons. The SM Moisture Retention shampoo is reeeal gentle and leaves my hair feeling soft while my scalp feels fresh and clean. The Giovanni one, especially the 50:50 one, is a good clarifier. It does strip, but something about it isn't toooo stripping if that makes sense. I use it bi-monthly because I use heavy products on my hair (I have no idea my porosity at this point, I just know my hair seems to like it that way). So it depends what you want your low-poo/no-poo to do.
    tumblr_mfb2v27JpJ1qfxenmo1_250.gif
    Big Chop: 11/25/09
    Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
    SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    BUT, if I had to pick one, I'd pick the SheaMoisture one.
    tumblr_mfb2v27JpJ1qfxenmo1_250.gif
    Big Chop: 11/25/09
    Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
    SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL

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