Shampoo and Greasy Hair

russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte
I've been mostly CG for the last year or so and have really liked cowashing. Recently though, I was using some products with sulfates so since I'm going full CG again, I tossed them out and then shampooed my hair with a low poo shampoo and then went about my regular routine... This morning I let my hair down and it's SUPER greasy!

Does shampoo make for greasy hair?! Any tips, tricks, thoughts, etc?
2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

Current Products:
Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran

Comments

  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    Didn't you say you moved recently? Do you have hard water?

    Sent from my SM-N920V using CurlTalk App
    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
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    You said you were using products with sulfates...or do you mean with silicones?
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte
    Yes I did mean silicones. And no I didn't move. I'm actually not sure if I have hard water or not. Could be something to look into tho.
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte
    Just looked it up... It's soft. Or very soft. How does that affect it?
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    Most people do better with soft water. Water can affect which products work better in your hair. If your hair is greasy, it could be some 'cone build-up (I find cones make my hair greasy even when shampoo'd out). It could be that that shampoo just isn't for your hair (unless you've used it a lot in the recent past?).

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte
    I'm thinking the shampoo probably isn't good for my hair. :/
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • IllyriaIllyria Registered Users Posts: 14
    I'm taking it you didn't use low-poo regularly before? If your scalp is used to cowashing, low-pooing might have shocked it into thinking it was being too dried out.
    CG since January 15, 2015 (now Mod)

    2b, low porosity, medium thickness, medium/high density, low elasticity.

    :love4: My hair loves COCONUT OIL :love4:


  • russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte
    Oh interesting... No, normally I either cowash or occasionally use a clarifying shampoo. Not sure if I should cowash tonight or just use a clarifying shampoo for a clean slate.
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • IllyriaIllyria Registered Users Posts: 14
    Hm. Does the clarifying shampoo have sulfates? If the low-poo dried out your scalp more than a sulfatey one, it might be a specific ingredient in the low-poo you reacted badly to.
    CG since January 15, 2015 (now Mod)

    2b, low porosity, medium thickness, medium/high density, low elasticity.

    :love4: My hair loves COCONUT OIL :love4:


  • russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte
    It does have sulfates.
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran

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