Good Low Poos for Low Porosity?

HisreputationHisreputation Registered Users Posts: 39
Sorry if this topic has already come up! I not totally sold on whether or not my hair is low porosity, but I was curious. What low-poos are you all with low porosity hair using?
I've tried co-washing occasionally, but my scalp and hair always feel gunky a lot faster than if I low-poo. Still trying to figure the whole thing out! Thanks!
Low-Poo: Giovanni TTTT
Rinse Out: Yes To Coconuts Conditioner


  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Registered Users Posts: 373
    My fact is devacurl low poo!
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Registered Users Posts: 373
  • opalinesqueopalinesque Registered Users Posts: 10
    I've actually been using baby shampoo! There are several brands that don't use sulfates, and the ones formulated to be tear-free have a higher pH, which means open cuticles :)
    2b/c, low porosity

    Low-Poo: Diluted L'oreal Eversleek shampoo
    Co-wash: Currently Trader Joe's Nourish Spa (old formula)
    Rinse-out: None! I just do gobs of leave in.
    Leave-in: KMF Big Hair (HG! aaaand a discontinued formula. If anyone else knows a proteiny aloe and BMTS based conditioner I can try to replace this with after my stash runs out, let me know!)
    Styling: FOTE AVG (HG!), Lush's The Big Tease gel (RIP...)
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    I use the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo - it's amazing and leaves my hair so soft and silky and, most importantly, CLEAN :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    Yesto cycumbers
    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
  • mrsjessepinkmanmrsjessepinkman Registered Users Posts: 15
    I've actually been using baby shampoo! There are several brands that don't use sulfates, and the ones formulated to be tear-free have a higher pH, which means open cuticles :)

    I just posted on the general discussion board about how baby shampoo has been working wonders for my hair! I figured that the higher pH must have something to do with it, cool to see other LP curlies getting good results from baby shampoo too! I use plain old J&J, but since I'm not CG I have no aversion to sulfates. It's really been helping my hair stay soft and absorb moisture.
    2a, medium, dense, low-porosity

    APL- trying to grow out old highlights and then grow out to BSL!

    shampoo: J&J baby shampoo
    RO: Vo5 kiwi lime, Giovanni SaS
    LI: ^
    seal: jojoba oil
    stylers: KCCC
    DT/pre-poo: coconut oil, Jessicurl DT
    supplements: gnc nourishhair
  • uofmpantheruofmpanther Registered Users Posts: 3
    Aubrey Organics White Camellia is my fav. It is doesn't strip at all.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire
  • c0mpanionc0mpanion Registered Users Posts: 40 Curl Neophyte
    I found a great steal on Etsy for low-poo bars by BoBeam (her name is Laquita). They're all natural and have no sulfates in them. They've gotten really good reviews: Most people have said they're not stripping at all and even make your hair soft. I don't know how they would work on us LP people, since most of the reviews have been written by people with med-high porous people. For a 3.85 oz bar, it's $5, and for a 5.82 oz bar, it's $6.50. Not bad, in my opinion. I've also heard they last a really long time. :tongue:

    I just bought the honey & oats one. :happy7: The ingredients seem pretty sweet: saponified vegetable oils (mainly coconut oil), glycerine kosher (of vegetable origin), honey, purified water, sorbital moisturizer (made from berries), sorbitan oleate (an emulsifier), soybean protein (a conditioner), and oatmeal. It might be a problem for people that are protein-sensitive, but I don't think it would be as big of a deal since it's a low-poo that gets completely washed out. I can't give my personal experience with them yet because they haven't arrived in the mail yet, but I'll let y'all know how they work as a low-poo.
    Mod-CG since 11/24/13! :love6:
    Shoulder length, fine, low porosity, medium density, 2b&c/3a.
    Likes: Protein, Icequeen method, and occasional clarifying/
    due to super hard S. FL water!
    Dislikes: Too much product, glyercin/oils, heat!
    Experimenting with: CHS CK and cowashing!

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