Question about co washing...

Can anyone rec a conditioner to try for co washing?

My roots get oily but my lengths are dry. I tend to have to shampoo daily because of my roots so I'd like to give co washing a try. I tried Tresemme Naturals (the moisture one) and it was too heavy and weighed me down (even without a rinse out). My hair is porous, fine, but very dense.

I've read the VO5 conditioners are lighter than the Suave Naturals ones so I'm leaning towards one of those but have no idea which to try.

I'm thinking of following up with Biolage Conditioning Balm on my lengths (that will work, right?).
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


Yes that sounds good, or loreal cleansing conditioner

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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
I like the VO5 conditioners specifically labeled as cleansing. I believe the two scents are Kiwi Lime and Vanilla Mint Tea; I've used the lime and thought it was great. It's runnier (easier to distribute) than Suave, and leaves my scalp feeling clean without stripping.

ETA: I love the GVP knockoff of the Biolage balm! Super moisturizing. If your length is dry, it should probably work well. Just don't apply it too close to the roots.
CG since July 2012!
3a; mediumish porosity, medium/coarse, high density
Cleansers: Suave Naturals, VO5, SM shea butter shampoo, TJ TTT shampoo
Conditioners: GVPCB, Tresemme Naturals, TJ TTT
Stylers: LALS, La Bella gel, SM curl milk, coconut/olive oil

Last edited by mollym; 06-12-2013 at 09:07 PM.
VO5 Kiwi Lime is my favorite cowash, and it has a decent amount of protein in it, which my fine hair likes. As Mollym said, it's runnier than Suave, so it's easier to distribute. I wanted to like the Vanilla Mint Tea, but it left my scalp itchy no matter how well I rinsed.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed
V05 kiwi lime one is great for cleansing. I usually would follow it up with the v05 strawberries and cream moisture milk. It's great for moisture and really lightweight.
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2 months into this... Still experimenting...
Sporadic shampoo (usually 1 to 2 times a week): Kinky Curly Come Clean
Co-wash or Rinse Out (in rotation): Suave clean breeze, V05 Strawberries & Cream, Tresseme naturals
Leave in: CHS Curl Keeper, or Coconut oil
Style: LA Looks Gel (the blue one), GF curl shaping spray gel

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