Join Date: Mar 2013
The Deva NO poo is essentially a cleansing conditioner. It does have a surfactant, but low on the ingredient list so is very gentle. If you've been using it for a while, my opinion is you can handle co-washing.
What are the issues you're experiencing? Could it be caused by build up? If so, some curlies have problems with polyquats, and there's one fairly high on the list here. You may want to experiment with other conditioners to use as your cleanser to see if that helps.
DevaCurl No Poo Ingredients:
Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Laureth-4, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Menthol, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum)
Another very popular cleansing conditioner, is the Curl Junkie Daily Fix; it doesn't have the polyquats and may be worth a try.
Curl Junkie Daily Fix Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG -7 Olivate, Guar Hydroxypropytrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Matricaria Recuitita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Yucca Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Melissa) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 60, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance
My favorite cheapie cowash is Trader Joe's Triple tea tree conditioner.
If you want to try a low poo, I like the Deva LOW poo, but it also has polyquats, so IF that may be causing issues, I would avoid it. I think the Shea Moisture line is pretty good. I think any of those others you mentioned in your post would be good to try, and are also on my "list", lol.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Last edited by chloe92us; 06-24-2013 at 09:53 AM.