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Old 07-07-2013, 07:05 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by crofterica View Post

So if I use a low-poo, do I just use a CG safe thicker conditioner (not the co-wash conditioner) afterwards? Also, I know some people just say not to rinse all of the conditioner out afterwards, rather than using a leave they do this with the co-wash conditioner or the other one?

Thanks for all the help
Your co-wash conditioner is your shampoo substitute so treat it in a similar way, you wash it off with all the skin cells, sebum and old product.

Given you colour if you choose to low-poo I would suggest you select carefully, looking for a product that is free of all anionic surfactants not just free of sulphates and that is pH 4.5 to 5.5 (acidic). This will be the gentlest it can possibly be on skin and hair.

That means looking for surfactants like cocoamidopropyl betaine or decyl glucoside. There are lists of surfactants in the different 'families' here
Ingredients Commonly Found in Hair Care Products
Actually all the 'curl chemist' articles by Tonya McKay are worth reading as you have time.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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