01-10-2012, 03:10 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
My favorite drugstore products so far:
low-poo: KC Come Clean (a little more expensive than the others, but a little goes a long way), Giovanni 50/50. I've also heard many people rave about Renpure Organics (red bottle).
conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition or Sleek and Shine.
A note about co-washing, since I had the same concerns... I do martial arts for 1-2 hours/day, 4-5 days/wk (high intensity interval training). My biggest concern was that co-washing would never get my hair clean enough because of all the sweat and grime. I found that I can use a lighter formula conditioner and co-wash most days. Typically I can co-wash for two days and then will low-poo on the third. The other option is a cleansing conditioner. The two I've tried are both salon brands (Deva Curl No Poo and Curl Junkie Daily Fix), but I noticed that L'Oreal just released one as part of their new Ever Creme product line. According to the product info, it's designed more as a shampoo/conditioner combo than a cleansing conditioner in the same sense as the DC and CJ products, but I did pick it up and was planning to try it tomorrow morning.
Sorry to be so lengthy- it just happens to be one of the issues I was looking at when deciding whether or not to try CG, so I can completely relate!
3a/f/iii Before the chop- Donated to Locks of Love, January 2013
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
PT/DT: IAGirl's PT, One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask