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I'm Gonna Try It! Advice Appreciated.

MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
So I've been doing some research for quite some time now and am ready to take a dive in and try a low-poo method. I live in Guatemala, so I can't get most products in stores that are curly friendly. I'm ordering online and before I press the BUY button, I want some advice to make sure I'm buying the right stuff.

My hair is between a 3a and 3b, fine texture, low to regular porosity (don't really know).

This is what my plan is (based on what I've read on the boards):
Suave Naturals Conditioner as Co-wash
VO5 Conditioner as Rinse Out
Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil Shampoo as Low-Poo (Intend on using once a week)
Renpure Brazilian Keratin Straightening Conditioner as Leave In
Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo as Clarifier

I still don't know what to buy for styling product. If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them! Or is you see something not right with my plan, please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help!

Comments

  • TocinitoTocinito Posts: 2Registered Users
    I haven't really tried them, but I've been wanting to order stuff too (I live in Chile).. and I'm also a bit scared (mostly about shipping costs and stuff like that).

    Good luck :love2:
  • MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
    Tocinito, I have a DPO box, which is a great advantage, so I don't have to pay extra shipping costs or taxes!
  • sarahthegeminisarahthegemini Posts: 73Registered Users
    Do you need a clarifying shampoo if you plan to low-poo once a week?
  • MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
    sarahthegemini, good question. Do I?
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    There is a silicone quaternium in that conditioner, are you following the Curly Girl method?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • sarahthegeminisarahthegemini Posts: 73Registered Users
    Mochie wrote: »
    sarahthegemini, good question. Do I?

    I wouldn't have thought so. If I were you, hold off from buying the clarifier for now and see how you get on with just low-pooing.
  • MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
    Thanks for the advice, sarahthegemini. And Firefox, what conditioner are you talking about. I do want to do the CG method.
  • MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
    Ok, nevermind. I see the Brazilin Keratin Conditioner has the silicone in it. :( What leave-in would you recommend?
  • Ruth MarieRuth Marie Posts: 72Registered Users
    The silicone-quaternium 17 is water soluble, and thus acceptable for the CG method. I would definitely recommend the Renpure keratin conditioner! It smells awesome and makes my hair really soft. It works well for me as a RO or LI.
    I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
    Hair Growth Goals:
    SL:
    APL:
    BSL:
    WL:
  • MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
    Ruth Marie, thank you for the information. I'd forgotten about the "good" silicones. Makes a difference. I will definitely get the Renpure Keratin then!
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    Check the ingredients if you decide to get the Renpure Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner. I've heard they've added amodimethicone to it, which isn't CG friendly.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • Ruth MarieRuth Marie Posts: 72Registered Users
    There's a-cone in it now? I picked mine up at Walgreens a month or so ago and didn't see any in the bottle I picked up, but I'll check next time I run out.
    I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
    Hair Growth Goals:
    SL:
    APL:
    BSL:
    WL:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here is a list of what cleanser is needed to take out what silicone. It seems to me you can get by on low pooing only if it contains coco betaine.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    Ruth Marie wrote: »
    There's a-cone in it now? I picked mine up at Walgreens a month or so ago and didn't see any in the bottle I picked up, but I'll check next time I run out.

    Apparently there are bottles of the old formula still around, but they have definitely reformulated the Straightening conditioner to contain a-cone. Corrinna777 posted pics of a new bottle in this post.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • MochieMochie Posts: 8Registered Users
    I got my Renpure Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner today and it does have Amodimethicone. :( So sad. I'm going to have to return it. I ordered mine off Amazon and the ingredients on the product description page didn't show it, but I guess they just haven't updated the list.