No lectures, please but I need a SHAMPOO,

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not a cleansing conditioner, that I can use daily. Suggestions greatly appreciated! I know most curlies here do not shampoo daily and if you do, you use a conditioner or a cleansing conditioner, but that is not what I am ISO. Thanks in advance!
Sulfate or sulfate-free?

My favorite sulfate shampoo is CHS Treatment Shampoo. I use it fairly regularly and it leaves my hair softer than most low-poos I've tried. It does have a decent amount of protein. If you're hair doesn't do well with a lot of protein then I would suggest Redken Fresh Curls, which is also extremely gentle.
As far as sulfate-free, I've been having the best luck with the new Renpure Organics formulas (Keratin or Argan Oil) and SM Moisture Retention. HTH!

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I like Giovanni shampoos. Right now I'm using the Triple Tea Tree, since it tingles a bit, which feels good in this hot weather.

Elucence makes terrific shampoos, imo.

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Corrina, I thought about CHS shampoo, but I know that I dont want to have to order most products, especially those that I use daily! I appreciate the Redken suggestion, and the Renpure. I have also looked at SM moisture retention, but I worried that it would be too "heavy" for my hair.

Claudine, do you use the TT by Giovanni daily? if so, how do you find it? Thank you both!
ORGANIX!!!!! I love organix


3A/B mix with flat roots dark blonde (refusing to call it brunette I miss my blonde baby hair) lovin my curls
rockin the curls God gave me.

Routine!
Shampoo n/a
Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair
I forgot to say I prefer sulfate free, although there seems to be some controversy about sulfate free and mild sulfates. Crazycurly, which Organix do you use? I have a couple of those and havent used them since I went modified CG...maybe I should try again. I think I have the Pomegranate and the Cherry something or other, Cherry Ginseng, I think..
Yes To Carrots is pretty good. I like using a baby wash like Baby Magic, or Aveeno.

I have fine, loose curls, and I lose volume easily. I actually like using Dove bar soap, especially in the summer when moisture isn't an issue.

But then again I dont condition anymore, I let my hair balance moisture on its own, and I don't use any leave in, very little product, and I brush out my curls! Gasp! (i smooth some aloe or color protectant cream to encourage shape and a little wave after)


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I like the SM coconut and hibiscus curl and shine shampoo. I get mine at meijer stores. I also like the repure organic shampoos. They leave my hair feeling less striped than the organix shampoos do. I have tried several and like them all equally. I do use their cleansing conditioner as well and I love that to.

For me I shampoo more when I use silicones and cleansing conditioners when I dont. Right now all I am using is CJ products so I havent had to shampoo but once or twice a week. I use ren from renpure on the days I dont shampoo. Renpure lists all their products on their website.
Giovanni TT
Devacare/curl low poo
Yes to tomatoes (not sure if it's sulfate free)
Jessicurl (online purchase)
Toadstool shampoo (online at etsy)
EO's shampoos (I believe are sulfate free)
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
I dont use silicones, so that is not an issue for me. What I am finding, as I am sure others are, is that as the weather warms up, I need to tweak my routine. The problem is that I dont know what I am doing...
Well before I went CG I used the tea tree mint one and loved it and still love it I use it almost daily and I recently purchased the coconut milk, cherry ginseng and one other that I havent used yet but love the smell


3A/B mix with flat roots dark blonde (refusing to call it brunette I miss my blonde baby hair) lovin my curls
rockin the curls God gave me.

Routine!
Shampoo n/a
Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair
Corrina, I thought about CHS shampoo, but I know that I dont want to have to order most products, especially those that I use daily! I appreciate the Redken suggestion, and the Renpure. I have also looked at SM moisture retention, but I worried that it would be too "heavy" for my hair.

Claudine, do you use the TT by Giovanni daily? if so, how do you find it? Thank you both!
Originally Posted by Myrna
Curious. I have never heard a shampoo described as too heavy. Conditioners yes but not shampoo.
I use the SM Retention and love it, but it's not as cleansing as others are.

I use Organix Shea and like it very much! I don't use it daily, tho.

Maybe alternating between the two would work if you found the OS too stripping when used daily?

I've heard very good things about the new Renpures that Corrina suggested - they are next on my list!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Adthomas, what I mean is that some shampoos leave too much behind, like the Deva No Poo, I suppose they are too conditioning or too moisturizing for me. It is rare but it happens. Jas, I have not tried the Organix Shea yet, I have other Organix products, and when I compared in the drug store, there did not seem to be a lot of difference in ingredients from one formula to another. Today when I shampoo, I ll try my old Pomegranate formula, and see how I like that.
Jessicurl moisturizing shampoos are too heavy for me, though I like her styling products. Fine- strand type 2 hair gets weighed down easily, and goes flat with extra moisturizer.

Myrna, the Tea Tree works very nicely; no "stripping" feeling afterward. I'd prefer Elucence, but I can't find it on the ground, so I make do with Giovanni. I wash about every other day; sometimes every second day; sometimes every day.

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Last edited by claudine19; 05-29-2012 at 11:37 AM.
I went sulfate free about a year ago. I wasn't exactly sure what kind to buy but after reading the chemistry behind shampoo (via thebeautybrains.com) I made the decission to not buy anything over $5. I found True U Sulfate free shampoo at target for $2 and have been using it ever since. I haven't compared it to any other kind of sulfate free shampoo but I like it and it has a slight lather that i like.

Mind you, I don't use it everyday (i wash about one a week sometimes twice) and when I do wash I only wash my scalp so you'd have to see if it works with your routine. =)
I tried the SM Curl & Shine 2 years ago, when I was first trying to figure out WTF was going on with my hair. Although it's silky smooth and smells great, it was definitely too heavy - left my scalp and hair feeling greasy. I've since discovered that shea butter doesn't agree with my hair, but the SM was especially disastrous (much worse than Renpure Brazilian Keratin, for example). Curlies with drier, thicker or coarser hair might have better luck.

No-poos and co-washing just don't work for me either. Through MUCH trial and error, I've settled on these low-poos:

** DermOrganics Conditioning Shampoo ($20 a liter at TJ Maxx and Marshalls)

** Yes to Carrots Nourishing (does contain Sodium Coceth Sulfate, if that's an issue, though not SLS)

** Renpure Argan Oil

All three have a generous amount of lather but are quite gentle. I low-poo daily and my hair is in the best shape it's been in years. Best of all, they're available on the ground : )

HTH!
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2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
PT: BASK Whiskey Soak

Last edited by yossarian; 05-29-2012 at 12:06 PM.
Adthomas, what I mean is that some shampoos leave too much behind, like the Deva No Poo, I suppose they are too conditioning or too moisturizing for me. It is rare but it happens. Jas, I have not tried the Organix Shea yet, I have other Organix products, and when I compared in the drug store, there did not seem to be a lot of difference in ingredients from one formula to another. Today when I shampoo, I ll try my old Pomegranate formula, and see how I like that.
Originally Posted by Myrna
Ok. I see. shampoos that i use are clarifiers to make sure I get all product out of my hair. I prepoo to offset any dryness. I only buy ones with cocamidopropyl betaine. I like Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle.
Giovanni 50/50 shampoo. I use this all summer long, and my hair loves it. I like the Tea Tree, too, but it feels more stripping on my hair. The 50/50 doesn't strip my hair at all, but still leaves it feeling very clean.
*Marah* likes this.
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
Interesting; I have the opposite experience with Giovanni shampoos.^

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