Lovely lady 2's, low poo, nopoo, cowash? HELP please

KrisHousley13KrisHousley13 Registered Users Posts: 50
Right now I cowash. Should i add lowpoo or nopoo? How often?
2b/2c, Med density, Med Porosity, Fine/Med width, Med length, layers start below ears. Just my shot in the dark for my hair properties. Growing out bleached highlights Fall 2012, growing out dyed hair March 2013. Makes for a confusing mix of properties. Learning how different processes affect hair properties. Using lot of drugstore products right now. Determining what's right for my hair in my climate. Pittsburgh has a little bit of everything weather wise. Modified CGM since March 2013.


  • Corrina777Corrina777 Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Curl Connoisseur
    It all depends on how your hair feels. If your hair starts to feel heavy or gunky, then add a low-poo. If you're happy with co-washing, then feel free to stick to that. There are no hard and fast rules for frequency of various cleansing methods- that really comes down to personal preference.
    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
  • claudine19claudine19 Registered Users Posts: 4,486
    I'm a 2, but my hair is fine, so I lo-poo. No-poo left my hair flat and gunky-feeling.

    I agree with Corrina: do what works for you.
    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
  • wannabewannabe Registered Users Posts: 42
    Most wavies low poo, more often than 3s or 4s. Drives me crazy when people say curl pattern doesn't matter at all, it does need to be taken into consideration with the whole picture. I low poo every 4 days.

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    2c, some straight pieces on canopy, curlier underneath. Fine, thin, unsure on porosity - sent in my sample and waiting to hear back. Products - have a bunch I am trying out, CJ, Deva, SM Yucca, TJ.
  • bosanbobosanbo Registered Users Posts: 180
    Do both! I have 2C/3A hair that is baby fine and low porosity. I wash with a "low-poo" style shampoo bar 2-3 times per week. The rest of the time, I co-wash. I let my hair be my guide, and whenever it starts looking lank (it is easily overmoisturized) I wash it the next morning. Lately that's happened more often - I used to wash about once a week. I'm doing a PT (protein treatment) this weekend to remedy the overmoisturized situation.
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    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    I "wash" my hair twice a week. In the winter, I low poo once a week and cowash once a week. In the summer, I low poo each time.
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • AKgirlAKgirl Registered Users Posts: 341
    I low poo 2-3 xs a week. I rarely co-wash.

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    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...

    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.

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