What's a really good drugstore shampoo that's CG-friendly?

I need one, and I just want to pick up something that I can get at any drugstore. No high-end, online-only or Sally Beauty recs please. Right now, I finishing up a bottle of Sally Beauty Supply GVP knock-off of Nexxus Therappe Shampoo(not strictly CG but it was OK for me). That last is because I only get to Sally Beauty supply maybe once or twice a year. I have very thick, slightly above the shoulders, mixed 2c-3a hair. Thanks!
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention shampoo (and other SheaMoisture shampoos) is CG friendly and available at Walgreens. I've seen ads for it that say it's at Target, too, but apparently not my local Target store. Anyway, I got a 12oz bottle of it at Walgreens for about $8. I only have to use a quarter-sized amount to shampoo my whole head, so it'll last quite a while.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
well my favis organix its the cheapest i know and its about 13 ounces for a 7-8 dollar bottle smells amazing and only has 1 water soluble silicone and ive also began to notice their making a 50 percent more free bottle available at cvs which is even better
Lo-poorganix Shea butter shampoo
Co-wash: suave coconut
Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
Serum-like product: still need one
Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
Oils: olive, coconut

I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
Mcfrizzy - is the Organix OK for color-treated hair too? I forgot to mention that. Also, which of the Organix ones? I've seen several variants of this at Walgreens but most commonly the Coconut one.
I've been using the L'oreal EverPure shampoos and conditioners for a couple years now (even before going CG) and I like them. They are very color-friendly too.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

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I love both the Shea Moisture Moisture Retention shampoo and the Organix shampoos. I've only tried the Organix Shea Butter shampoo, but it was a great low poo! Nice and gentle (but still cleansing), and it gave a nice little lather. You can get the Organix just about anywhere, and you can get the SM shampoo at Target and Walgreens. Lots of people also like Renpure Organics, which is pretty available, too.

HTH!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
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To add to the above recommendations:
TJ Maxx and Marshall's sell the huge 33oz bottles (with pump) of Giovanni shampoos and conditions.

Walgreen's sells BioFusion Rosemary Mint Conditioner

Mcfrizzy - is the Organix OK for color-treated hair too? I forgot to mention that. Also, which of the Organix ones? I've seen several variants of this at Walgreens but most commonly the Coconut one.
Originally Posted by caramix3a
for protein lovers the coconut is a great choice but ive heard great things about the argan oil one as for color treated hair safe im pretty sure it is
Lo-poorganix Shea butter shampoo
Co-wash: suave coconut
Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
Serum-like product: still need one
Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
Oils: olive, coconut

I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
I hear people recommend the Shea moisture one a lot, but I've never tried it. I have to say for low poos I actually like baby shampoo. I have used Johnson's naturals and Baby Bee by Burt's Bees. I've also used Johnson's Baby head to toe when I've used something with cones - it has SLS, but very low amounts, and isn't very drying.
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus! It's even safe to use right after I color!

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Disney's Daily Renewal Naturals (I found mine at walmart) I used the body wash as a shampoo and body wash on my kids but it also works well for me. It's very gentle.
+1 Shea Moisture Moisture Retention shampoo @ Walgreen's and some Targets!!
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
Thanks all for the recs! I'm going to hit Walgreen's today - the one I hit the other day didn't have the Shea Moisture products, but I know another Walgreen's that does. I did spot the Organix argan oil shampoo the other day though. Forgot to mention that my hair needs more moisture than protein - my haircutter(who is very curl-sympathetic)recommended for me to do moisture treatments 2-3x as often as protein ones, which means in my case I save my protein reconstructor treatment to the day before coloring. Will this all make a difference in the shampoo I use? Or should I just look for those moisture-related shampoos that were recommended? Again, thanks!

Last edited by caramix3a; 09-12-2011 at 08:55 AM.
Thanks all for the recs! I'm going to hit Walgreen's today - the one I hit the other day didn't have the Shea Moisture products, but I know another Walgreen's that does. I did spot the Organix argan oil shampoo the other day though. Forgot to mention that my hair needs more moisture than protein - my haircutter(who is very curl-sympathetic)recommended for me to do moisture treatments 2-3x as often as protein ones, which means in my case I save my protein reconstructor treatment to the day before coloring. Will this all make a difference in the shampoo I use? Or should I just look for those moisture-related shampoos that were recommended? Again, thanks!
Originally Posted by caramix3a
It might. Of the Shea Moisture line, the C&H works better on my hair than the MR one, my hair does not like (much) protein.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Update - I did try the Shea Moisture Coconut+Hibiscus shampoo. Just OK, not anything great at all for me. However, next to the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment(in the big jar)this was very good, because the Deep Treatment was THAT bad on my 2c-3a hair - ugh!. The Shea Moisture Deep Treatment was truly dreadful on my hair. I knew I was in trouble when I had trouble detangling even with this stuff in my hair. After rinsing, and letting air dry with my usual products in, my hair felt drier than before, plus it felt coated and all, despite a very thorough rinsing. Both of these products went straight back to Walgreens No go on Shea Moisture for me I'm afraid.
Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo or Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo is CG-friendly with no parabens and more natural

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