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hair really hates low poos - what can I use?

DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
Tried the deva low poos and my hair just felt gunky. I just bought a bottle of CJ shampoo and I guess it is detergent free (it doesn't foam at all) and my hair feels heavy the next day and is stringy.
I just washed my hair yesterday with Ouidad water works and I had great hair today. What other shampoo would be gentle enough to use that is not low poo and not filled with oils or silicones? I'm sad my hair didn't like the CJ - I had high hopes.
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Aqua_lily recommended Nature's Gate Chamomile (they make a variety however) Shampoo. It's supposed to be very gentle. I just bought some and am planning to send it to my friend who's a fine haired wavie. For myself I like Shea Moisture's low poos. Very light foam, non drying. I low poo once a week.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    I like the ingredients - I'm going to try some.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Yes I use Nature's Gate Chamomile replenishing shampoo. It does foam a little but it is very gentle, definitely a low-poo and does not by far dry my hair out like a sulfate shampoo.

    Maybe there is an ingredient in those shampoos that your hair doesn't like?? The Curl Junkie shampoo has a protein. Are you protein sensitive? Keep in mind that the Nature's Gate chamomile shampoo has proteins as well, and I think the other NG shampoos do too.

    Also, I think it has oils, too, but that's actually rather important, if your hair is easily dried out by low-poos you should compensate by moisturizing and nourishing it properly at the same time.
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    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I second the SM poos!!

    Deva was AWFUL in my hair.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I use the gold label Shea Moisture. My hair feels stripped with everything, but that.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    My hair gets gunky, oily looking with low poos. When I use a sulfate shampoo I get nice hair days. So... maybe the natures gate isn't the right one for me?? I guess I need a "gentle" sulfate shampoo. Anyone know of any? I'm only wheat sensitive. My hair will turn to straw after repeated uses. I used to love Ouidad shampoo but after a couple of weeks my hair was literally like straw :(
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Darby, my mom's a wavie who doesn't want to give up her sulfates and I got her the tresemme naturals lower sulfate content shampoo. Comes in a black bottle I think. Haven't tried it myself because I keep away from the sulfates but its working well for her. Why don't you try it? It's so cheap. Not sure if it has wheat in it though.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG