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 porosity shaft. normal elasticity.
UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me
hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.