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Low-Poo and CoWash

Hi all, I'm still learning what works best for me and have been sulfate free for about 5-6wks now.

I started with RenPure but hated that it didn't have enough moisture so I started SM C&H Curl wash a week ago and love the change. I also picked up As I Am Coconut Cowash yesterday and love that it seems to add even more moisture (still dry roots though).

I know a cowash cleanses, but should you keep them separate, or can you low-poo followed by a cowash? I'm a little scared to completely break away from shampoo but am okay going a few days without.

I'm trying to only add something new weekly so I can immediately tell if I get something that my hair doesn't agree with (no styling products yet other than SM C&H leave-in).
3B - Fine/Norm - Norm Elas/Por - Protein friendly?

For Me:
Weekly Low-Poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
CoWash:
Rinse-Out: Suave Naturals Rosemary Mint
Leave-In: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk - Giovanni Light Leave In*
Style: Curls Goddess Curl Gel* SM Coconut & Hibiscus Souffle*

For my Curly Babies:
CoWash: L`Oreal Paris Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner

* Currently Testing

Comments

  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I use Devacurl Low-poo once a week.
    Just to make sure my scalp is clean.

    And you can co-wash, and then low-poo afterwards. Or co-wash and then follow up with the same conditioner if you want.
    When I Co-wash....I use suave naturals coconut....then use Devacurl One conditioner.

    What is SM C&H?


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  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    kaj1212 wrote: »
    What is SM C&H?

    Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus, the pink curly line.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I low-poo about once every two weeks.

    But really, isn't it kind of pointless to wash with a low-poo AND co-wash during the same routine? All a co-wash does is cleansing. If you've already cleansed with a low-poo then a co-wash becomes rather pointless and wasteful to use...
    And if you can get your scalp clean with a co-wash, then a low-poo would be unnecessary for that time, too...
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    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    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
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • PearlRosePearlRose Posts: 41Registered Users
    I tried just a cowash today with As I Am Coconut Cowash and my curls seem looser. Maybe it's too heavy of a product? I didn't know it was capable to find a too heavy product for my hair to be honest.

    I'll give it a week and see if there is change because I don't want to flip products too quickly. I'll ask my husband to hide the shampoo too and see if I can make it the week on just cowash.

    I also finger detangled today and never thought I was the least bit tender headed. It hurt but I survived.
    3B - Fine/Norm - Norm Elas/Por - Protein friendly?

    For Me:
    Weekly Low-Poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
    CoWash:
    Rinse-Out: Suave Naturals Rosemary Mint
    Leave-In: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk - Giovanni Light Leave In*
    Style: Curls Goddess Curl Gel* SM Coconut & Hibiscus Souffle*

    For my Curly Babies:
    CoWash: L`Oreal Paris Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner

    * Currently Testing
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    If I don't rinse thoroughly As I Am will weigh me down. Also, finger detangling is the devil to my very fine, easily knotted strands:(
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • hutchhutch Posts: 20Registered Users
    I think you just have to listen to your hair. You can do that if you want to.

    Most people cowash and then will use a lo-poo when they feel like they're getting too much build up.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with lopooing and then cowashing.
    Holy Grails:
    Cowash: DevaCurl No Poo or As I Am Coconut Wash
    Conditioner: Giovanni Tea Tree Tingle
    Leave-in: Paul Mitchell the Conditioner
    Styling Products: EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel
    Oils: Coconut oil. Carol's Daughter Hair Balm.
    Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (also a great detangler and cleanser)