Wait wait... Brown sugar and baking soda?? Tell me more...
Originally Posted by Jas76
LOL! I discovered this when I ran out of shampoo and I knew that cowashing or low-pooing wouldn't work. The brown sugar/baking soda actually left my hair feeling the same as using a clarifying shampoo or a sulfate shampoo. Afterward, my styling products began to work again (or work better).

Maybe it's because my hair is highly porous and very dry...?...
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:various oils

Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Clarifier:Malibu Hard Water Wellness Shampoo
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler/
:Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel, MJ Multicultural Curls

*experimenting and loving it!