Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine, Low Porosity Hair

ThundersnowThundersnow Posts: 1Registered Users
Newbie here! I've read through quite a few posts about product recommendations - I hope I'm not repeating another post.

I'm at a loss for products. I've tried Trader Joe's Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner, but would like to try something new. My fine, low porosity, 3a hair gets weighed down quite easily by products and loses most of its curl by the second day.

I'd greatly appreciate any recommendations for shampoo, conditioner, and product.


  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Well, I think the Alaffia Revitalizing Shampoo and Condition listed in my footer are the bee's knees for my fine, low-po hair, and can't stop talking about them. But you could also get product ideas from curly hair bloggers like Rockyn Curls, Polished Curls, and even the Sciency Hair Blog has some suggestions.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I have good luck with the products in my signature also. The Oribe Cleansing Creme has protein, so I use it only once in a blue moon. Everything else is protein free, if that is an issue for you.
    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
  • Wavy7sWavy7s Posts: 68Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The cowash and conditioner in my signature have been my go-to's since 2009.
    Fine, low porosity, med density, normal elasticity.
    Dislikes: Aloe by itself, cheap gels, and heavy butters
    Co-wash: CJ Daily Fix
    Condish: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: Curlsmith Oil-in-Cream
    Stylers: CJ Curl Queen, Flaxseed gel, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic.
    PT: CJ Repair Me or IA Girls PT w/ mag. sulfate,
    DT: CJ Rehab and Righteous Roots Hair Rx or Pre-poo oil.
  • zoozoedzoozoed Posts: 24Registered Users Curl Novice
    I would try the SheaMoisture Low Porosity Protein-Free line.

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