Which drugstore lo-poo (USA) do you recommend and why?

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,226Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I have been using Essential Oil Labs Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and it is cg and excellent but expensive!  So I want to buy a drugstore lo poo. 
I have high porosity hair that needs lots of moisture. My favorite product of all time is Curl Junkie Curl Rehab and I don't like any Shea Moisture products -  much too heavy for me.  Hope that helps in your recommendations.
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,982Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    I don't  know if they carry it at any drugstores, I found it at Ulta.  But it's nearly as cheap as a drugstore shampoo.  Not Your Mother's Naturals.  I have the pink one and I think it's a little heavy, but the kale one (blue bottle I think?) is supposed to be lighters.  Then they just came out with red and black bottles - their lightest lines.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Posts: 543Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    NYMN is my favorite drug store brand.  I have only used the conditioners in the line, so can't speak on the shampoos, but here is the order of their lines from lightest to heaviest (minus their new lines as I don't know where they fall on the spectrum)

    Purple
    Light Blue (whole line has coconut)
    Dark Blue (whole line has coocnut)
    Green
    Yellow
    Pink
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,226Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks Guide 65 and Tinksaysboo.  I've never seen that, but if I don't get some really good recs for drugstore brands, I'll would order it from Ulta if I can figure out which color to buy.  I just want a good lo poo :)
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    edited October 2018
    These aren't all low-poos, but it's a good list of drugstore CG products.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Posts: 543Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I don't think the shampoo in NYMN is considered low poo.  I could be wrong.
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,226Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Gretchen, thanks much!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,982Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    I don't think the shampoo in NYMN is considered low poo.  I could be wrong.
    Always a good idea to double check!  I looked up the ingredients for the Tahitian Gardenia and Mango Butter Shampoo (the pink bottle, since that's what I have in my cupboard), and there's no sulfates or silicones, although there is a polyquat.  So that one is ok, but with a caution.

    But Not Your Mother's has the natural line, and it has the not-natural line too.  I think it's only the Natural line that's CG. 
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel

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