Shampoo suggestions for mixed hair type?

bluepicklebluepickle Registered Users Posts: 1
My 8 year old has hair to her hiney. The top layer is straight, but underneath she has a mix of botticelli curls and wavy curls. The end result is a stringy looking mess. I'm on a budget, but it looks like VO5 conditioner and a nice gel could help us, but I haven't seen many recommendations for inexpensive cg shampoos. Her hair is fine and long and can't handle the weight of using a conditioner to wash with.


  • Wavygirl1Wavygirl1 Registered Users Posts: 165
    I haven't tried it but, the sulfate free Yes To Cucumbers is popular around here, and not too expensive. Yes to Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
    Also, the Shea Moisture line is well loved and not that pricey.
    2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    I second the Yes to Cucumbers and Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    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
  • wheretostartwheretostart Registered Users Posts: 244
    You may only need to shampoo once or twice a week...a bottle of the right stuff will last a long time. You might be able to get waves in the lop layer.. It is probably just waiting for some tlc.

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    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!

    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.

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