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Low poo recs?

Looking for a good low poo for occasional use--I'm okay spending a bit more on it since I won't use it very often, but there are so many options! :)
I'm high porosity, med/high density, medium width, 2C...
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  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I really like DevaCare low poo. Our props are pretty much the same. I'm currently rotating with the CJ gentle poo, but don't like it as well. What I'm smitten with, though, is the CJ Daily fix cleansing conditioner! It works like a low poo bc it has coco betaine, but also conditions. Since I've started using this, I predominantly cowash now.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    Ooh, good question. I'm very interested in recommendations, too! If I'm going to use occasional silicones, I need a good low poo.
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    WavyRoo wrote: »
    Ooh, good question. I'm very interested in recommendations, too! If I'm going to use occasional silicones, I need a good low poo.

    Cleansers that can remove cones (attempting to list in order from what I found most gentle to what I found strongest, not all inclusive, only products I've tried):
    CJ Daily Fix (cleansing conditioner)
    DevaCare No-Poo (DevaCurl No-Poo does also have coco betaine, but it's much lower in the ingredient list)
    Deva Low-Poo
    CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    Renpure Argan shampoo
    Renpure Keratin shampoo
    Giovanni 50:50 shampoo
    Giovanni Tea Tree shampoo
    AG Curl Activating Shampoo
    MoroccanOil Volumizing Shampoo
    Kinky Curly Come Clean (I know some people like this product, but it was one of very few products that my hair absolutely hated. I found CHS Treatment Shampoo to be much more gentle, despite containing ammonium laureth sulfate).
    HTH!
    [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
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo is the best low poo I've tried. I've also had it for months, I purchased it in late April/early May, and I'm not even 1/4 of the way through the bottle. I cleanse my hair a couple times a week.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo - I use this one
    Renpure Argan shampoo - my daughter uses this one
    Kinky Curly Come Clean - I would use this more as a clarifier than a low-poo
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I don't consider KCCC a low poo.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I really like the Giovani poos... they're not harsh or stripping at all on my hair/scalp (you have to be careful though, I think there are several formulations around). I have the GTTTT but I think I'm going to switch to the 50/50 when my bottle runs out. SM Coconut/Hibiscus poo is very gentle, but you have to be able to stand oils/butters in your poo (so not necessarily for everyone). I am currently alternating between the GTTTT and SM one. Free and Clear may be a good option as well.

    Low-poos I didn't like:

    KMF Everyday (a bit drying)
    CJ Gentle Cleansing (made my scalp itch)
    Body Shop Rainforest Moisture (too drying)
    Nature's Gate Orange Patchouli (too drying or frizz-inducing or something)
    SM Moisture Retention (this one was alright but too many butters)
    Renew Everyday Purifying (made my scalp itch, too drying)
    Sukin (same as Renew)
    Burt's Bees Raspberry & Pomegranate (these were good for my hair but ultimately my scalp would get itchy after a while) Think they're now discontinued

    I also want to try YTCukes & DermOrganic (drugstore) and have my eye on these low-poos:

    Broo Hydrating Porter Shampoo
    BRÖÖ

    Gourmet Body Treats Raw Coffee Shampoos
    Raw Coffee Shampoo


    Ultimately though I have a feeling that I'm going to foray into making my own low-poo. I'm not sure there is something out there that meets my needs: a clear low-poo w/ very a gentle surfactant (like decyl glucoside) and without many oils or butters, and without many botanicals or other possible irritants. I suppose my scalp is picky in terms of preservatives as well, so I would need to experiment here. My scalp does likes aloe, so an aloe-rich low-poo would be great. If anyone has any suggestions for a store-bought version of my dream low-poo please let me know!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    Broo Hydrating Porter Shampoo is excellent, but I find that I like Broo Frizzy to Sleek Shampoo even more! Those too are probably the best shampoos I have ever used. I just purchased Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle and will give feedback on that one. For higher end, AG Fast Food Sulfate Free is a pretty good lowpoo.

    Honestly, when it comes to making your own shampoos, I have found that it's not worth it. It's not worth buying all of the ingredients, paying for shipping, measuring, testing pH, buying packaging, and then trial and error. But that's just my experience; maybe you would be more lucky than me haha. I have found, though, that it saves money to buy an awesome lowpoo and conditioner rather than trying to making my own.
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Honestly, when it comes to making your own shampoos, I have found that it's not worth it. It's not worth buying all of the ingredients, paying for shipping, measuring, testing pH, buying packaging, and then trial and error. But that's just my experience; maybe you would be more lucky than me haha. I have found, though, that it saves money to buy an awesome lowpoo and conditioner rather than trying to making my own.

    Thanks for your thoughts! I'm curious, what ingredients did you buy?

    I'm thinking of doing something really simple along the lines of : aloe vera gel, decyl glucoside, citric acid. What do you think? Would I need a preservative or can I keep it in the fridge?

    Ideally I would like to find a low-poo that I can buy as well I just don't know I'll ever find one that fits my all my needs. :/
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    Looks like Giovanni is the way to go for me, especially since I can get it at Whole foods.

    Now I do have a low pow that I've been using for a while that's for my overly shedding, thinning hair called Pura D'or. I like the smell and it makes my hair feel OK, but Firefox pointed out to me that with my hard water and the minerals in this shampoo, I'd need to chelate occasionally. What are your thoughts on that? Here are the ingredients:

    Purified water, sodium cocoyl isethionate (derived from coconut), cocamidopropyl betaine (derived from coconut), tea tree oil, argan oil, black seed (kanoji) oil, amla oil, nettle extract, biotin, saw palmetto, cedar wood oil, rosemary oil, sage extract, he shou wu (fo-ti), hibiscus oil, pygeum extract, pumpkin seed oil, green tea extract, zinc, soy isoflavones, beta sitosterols, aloe vera, niacin, vitamin E, B-vitamin complex, phenoxyethanol (mild preservative), grapefruit seed extract (natural preservative), lactic acid (naturally occurring in yogurt), Dead Sea salt.

    Alright my ingredient pros - have at it!
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    Also- how do you guys like Yes to Cucumbers?
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • curlygirl_7curlygirl_7 Posts: 40Registered Users
    Yes To Cucumbers has hair products? O-O
    Products: Devacurl No-poo, Conditioner, and Ultra Defining Gel
    Hair Type: Somewhere between 2C (The back of my hair) and 3A (The Front of my hair)

    Been CG for about a year, still trying to figure out my hair :)
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    WavyRoo, if you have a Target or Wal-Mart, I think both places carry Giovanni products for much cheaper!
    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

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    If you haven't already seen it this link is very useful: What Makes a Cleansing Ingredient More Harsh or More Gentle?

    The low-poo that you have seems fine (it even breaks down cones) and of course if none of the oils, botanicals, the preservative etc. are irritating to you then you probably don't need to purchase a new low-poo.

    If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it... I read somewhere that some formulations had it. It's hard to know whether it was found in older, newer or middle formulations. I've actually seen 3 different formulations of Smooth as Silk low-poo on the ground!!! it's very annoying. Anyway none of the G low-poos I've tried had olefin sulfonate, but just double check before purchasing.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    WavyRoo wrote: »
    Also- how do you guys like Yes to Cucumbers?

    I've never tried it but I think it's generally well liked.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    VERY helpful article- thanks wavydaze!
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    Honestly, when it comes to making your own shampoos, I have found that it's not worth it. It's not worth buying all of the ingredients, paying for shipping, measuring, testing pH, buying packaging, and then trial and error. But that's just my experience; maybe you would be more lucky than me haha. I have found, though, that it saves money to buy an awesome lowpoo and conditioner rather than trying to making my own.

    Thanks for your thoughts! I'm curious, what ingredients did you buy?

    I'm thinking of doing something really simple along the lines of : aloe vera gel, decyl glucoside, citric acid. What do you think? Would I need a preservative or can I keep it in the fridge?

    Ideally I would like to find a low-poo that I can buy as well I just don't know I'll ever find one that fits my all my needs. :/

    That might work! I would also buy coco betaine, to increase lather and make it more gentle. Actually, I might recommend against decyl glucoside because the pH is around 9. Of course, the citric acid would balance that out, but nonetheless, I bought some ACI, which is just a liquid version of SCI, which is super gentle and easy to use :) I got it at the Herbarie
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • kleinehexekleinehexe Posts: 80Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it...

    Is this generally not considered a sulfate then? Because I just bought 2 bottles of Organix poo. They were on sale. This ingredient is in them but the bottle says in big writing "Sulfate Free"

    I even checked reviews on this forum for Organix to make sure that the poos are sulfate free.

    I'm annoyed. I'm getting tired of this ingredient game. I have enough headaches deciphering the ingredients of every single food item to make sure it's gluten and nut free. Now, I have to be an ingredient detective for my darn shampoo?! Seriously, I'm annoyed.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    kleinehexe wrote: »
    wavydaze wrote: »
    If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it...

    Is this generally not considered a sulfate then? Because I just bought 2 bottles of Organix poo. They were on sale. This ingredient is in them but the bottle says in big writing "Sulfate Free"

    I even checked reviews on this forum for Organix to make sure that the poos are sulfate free.

    I'm annoyed. I'm getting tired of this ingredient game. I have enough headaches deciphering the ingredients of every single food item to make sure it's gluten and nut free. Now, I have to be an ingredient detective for my darn shampoo?! Seriously, I'm annoyed.

    The shampoo companies have adopted the rule that as long as there is no SLS or SAS in the product, it is sulphate free. However, there are many other surfactants that are just as "harsh", including olefin sulfonate.

    You could try some of the Organix and see how your hair feels after. If it feels stripped, you could always return it or keep a bottle as a clarifier.

    See the link that wavy daze provided above, it's very helpful.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • kleinehexekleinehexe Posts: 80Registered Users
    I'm going to end up printing that list and keeping it in my purse. Darn catch phrase advertising.

    It's just like all the food products that have huge print "Gluten Free!" on them and yet I still have to read the fine print because I can't have anything even produced in a facility that processes wheat. Or all the restaurants that claim to have gluten free food, yet it's still not safe for celiacs to eat there due to cross contamination. I've gotten sick one too many times because I was "assured" that the food was completely gluten free.

    There's just no shortcut for me, and it looks like there's no shortcut for hair products either.

    I'm taking the Organix back. There are plenty of better shampoos out there. I already have my bottle of GF Pure and Clean for if/when I need to clarify.

    Nature's Gate Baby Shampoo is working for my kids, and Everyday Shea Moisturizing is working okay for dh and me. I also have the ION Swimmer's poo and I've tried my kids' poo. They all seem the same to me.

    Once I get my hair analysis back I'll have a better idea of what poo to get.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    There are some good drugstore suggestions for low poos on this thread. Good luck!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    That might work! I would also buy coco betaine, to increase lather and make it more gentle. Actually, I might recommend against decyl glucoside because the pH is around 9. Of course, the citric acid would balance that out, but nonetheless, I bought some ACI, which is just a liquid version of SCI, which is super gentle and easy to use :) I got it at the Herbarie

    What is SCI and ACl? What gentle cleanser would you recommend that has a decent pH that I could bring down with some citric acid? I thought c. betaine was one of the more potent of the gentle cleansers since it can dissolve cones?
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    kleinehexe wrote: »
    wavydaze wrote: »
    If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it...

    Is this generally not considered a sulfate then? Because I just bought 2 bottles of Organix poo. They were on sale. This ingredient is in them but the bottle says in big writing "Sulfate Free"

    I even checked reviews on this forum for Organix to make sure that the poos are sulfate free.

    I'm annoyed. I'm getting tired of this ingredient game. I have enough headaches deciphering the ingredients of every single food item to make sure it's gluten and nut free. Now, I have to be an ingredient detective for my darn shampoo?! Seriously, I'm annoyed.

    Honestly, yes it sucks. If the haircare companies would stop trying to trick potential buyers this would be a lot easier for everyone. They're realizing that their clientele is becoming more knowledgeable and sulfates are a red flag for many so they're trying to disguise the sulfates or use other cheap and harsh cleansing ingredients in the place of sls. Enter sodium coco-sulfate and olefin sulfonates. :/ Yes, very freaking annoying.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    kleinehexe wrote: »
    It's just like all the food products that have huge print "Gluten Free!" on them and yet I still have to read the fine print because I can't have anything even produced in a facility that processes wheat. Or all the restaurants that claim to have gluten free food, yet it's still not safe for celiacs to eat there due to cross contamination. I've gotten sick one too many times because I was "assured" that the food was completely gluten free.

    There's just no shortcut for me, and it looks like there's no shortcut for hair products either.

    I'm sorry you have to go through all this with the gluten and I'm sorry you're dealing with it in your haircare as well. :(
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • starznthingsstarznthings Posts: 49Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    If you haven't already seen it this link is very useful: What Makes a Cleansing Ingredient More Harsh or More Gentle?

    The low-poo that you have seems fine (it even breaks down cones) and of course if none of the oils, botanicals, the preservative etc. are irritating to you then you probably don't need to purchase a new low-poo.

    If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it... I read somewhere that some formulations had it. It's hard to know whether it was found in older, newer or middle formulations. I've actually seen 3 different formulations of Smooth as Silk low-poo on the ground!!! it's very annoying. Anyway none of the G low-poos I've tried had olefin sulfonate, but just double check before purchasing.

    Wow! There is very useful info in that link. I used Johnson's baby Natuals head-to-toe wash on my hair this morning. It's supposed to be new. I tried to match up the ingredients with the list but I couldn't. Maybe tomorrow night I can list them. I like it as a bodywash, though! :happy7:
    Once upon a time, on a clear moonlit night, I counted all the stars in the sky. :love10: :sleepy2:
  • starznthingsstarznthings Posts: 49Registered Users
    kleinehexe wrote: »
    I'm going to end up printing that list and keeping it in my purse. Darn catch phrase advertising.

    It's just like all the food products that have huge print "Gluten Free!" on them and yet I still have to read the fine print because I can't have anything even produced in a facility that processes wheat. Or all the restaurants that claim to have gluten free food, yet it's still not safe for celiacs to eat there due to cross contamination. I've gotten sick one too many times because I was "assured" that the food was completely gluten free.

    There's just no shortcut for me, and it looks like there's no shortcut for hair products either.

    I'm taking the Organix back. There are plenty of better shampoos out there. I already have my bottle of GF Pure and Clean for if/when I need to clarify.

    Nature's Gate Baby Shampoo is working for my kids, and Everyday Shea Moisturizing is working okay for dh and me. I also have the ION Swimmer's poo and I've tried my kids' poo. They all seem the same to me.

    Once I get my hair analysis back I'll have a better idea of what poo to get.

    kleinehexe, I just posted about the Johnson's baby naturals. I should have multi-quoted and included you. I thought perhaps you might have tried it. I'm going ingredient crazy as well. :blob5:
    Once upon a time, on a clear moonlit night, I counted all the stars in the sky. :love10: :sleepy2:
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I was at WF and I passed by this:

    Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo - Acure Organics

    looks interesting! Here are the ingredients:

    Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Almond Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love Yes to Cucumbers, both the shampoo and the conditioner. I am using it now; may change back to the SM ones in the winter.
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    Myrna, where do you get them? I have Yes To Carrots at my Walmart and Walgreens, but no Cucumbers...
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    My daughter like the Renpure Argon Oil

    Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Sorbitol, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Silicon Quaternium 17, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium 10, Citric Acid, Diazolidnyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
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