can you guys tell me, is trader joe's shampoo Low sulfates? or is it No sulfates with something else like coco-betine? i love my creme of nature, but i think i need to wash with something that cleans a little more...i'm not sure..but i figured worse case, it's only $3.00 or something for a bottle from trader joes.
and which ones do you like best? i think they have a couple different shampoos now. and i'm not all that hot at reading ingredient lables. hahaha
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I've tried both Nourish & Refresh shampoos and wasn't thrilled with either of them. They are gentler than the average drugstore 'poo but just not gentle enough for me. Between the two of them, I found Refresh to be better but I didn't do a whole lot of experimenting with it because the scent is too strong for me. I used it as liquid hand soap instead. It doesn't linger on hands the way it does in hair.
I love the Refresh conditioner for CO washing and coating my ends before scalp washing. It's not moisturizing enough for me to use as an actual conditioner. Refresh 'poo has a strong scent but the conditioner has a light citrus scent. Nourish Spa condish is the protein condish, which is possibly why it gives me fuzzy hair. I also don't love the scent. It's kind of weird and hard to describe.
I have only tried Refresh. I use it from time to time, and it is more gentle that sulfate-poos with the sulfate right after water, but it would probably be harsh for a lot of people. Try looking at some health-store poos, like Aubrey or Avalon. I think they just have coca. betaine. But there was some talk about Avalon adding cones, but I think that was the conditioner. I actually have the Avalon lavender shampoo, but have never used it!
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