Fine/normal porosity - Do you Co-Wash or Low-Poo?
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Monday, June 24, 2013 at 09:21PM
If you're struggling with being overconditioned you could probably do without the cowashing. There's tons of low-poos that are well liked:
SM poos (I would recommend Coconut/Hibiscus for fine hair; some like the Yucca. The Moisture Retention one may be a bit heavy)
Yes to Cucumbers
Free and Clear (good if you tend to be allergic/sensitive)
some like the CJ Gentle Cleansing
Look for low-poo reviews in the products tab of this page!
Everyone is going to react a little different so to a certain extent you won't know until you try. From personal experience: I love the SM Coconut/Hibiscus one. The Giovanni ones are good too my favorite being an older formulation of SaS. I tried the Free and Clear before passing it to my mom and that's a good option for people who may not be able to take 100 botanicals in their hair products. I've turned into a bit of a low-poo junkie so I'm going to pick up the DermOrganics one and YTcuckes.
The ones that were recommended to you are probably worth a shot. Besides staying away from sulfates and other harsh surfactants I also look for low poos that don't have c. betaine as the second ingredient... it's kind of harsh for me, but I can take it in lower concentration. Hope this helps!
What Makes a Cleansing Ingredient More Harsh or More Gentle?
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.
CD Black Vanilla, SM Weightless Shampoo
CJ Smoothing Lotion
UFD CM, CJ PP
CJ Repair Me
hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.