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Old 09-10-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
 
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Default 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!
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:17 AM   #3
 
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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
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
 
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Old 09-10-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
 
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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
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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.
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
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
 
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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.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:54 PM   #10
 
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Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus! It's even safe to use right after I color!
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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.
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+1 Shea Moisture Moisture Retention shampoo @ Walgreen's and some Targets!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:52 AM   #13
 
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Default What's a really good drugstore shampoo that's CG-friendly?

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!

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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!
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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #15
 
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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.
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Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo or Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo is CG-friendly with no parabens and more natural
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