Low poo recs?

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I'm going to end up printing that list and keeping it in my purse. Darn catch phrase advertising.

It's just like all the food products that have huge print "Gluten Free!" on them and yet I still have to read the fine print because I can't have anything even produced in a facility that processes wheat. Or all the restaurants that claim to have gluten free food, yet it's still not safe for celiacs to eat there due to cross contamination. I've gotten sick one too many times because I was "assured" that the food was completely gluten free.

There's just no shortcut for me, and it looks like there's no shortcut for hair products either.

I'm taking the Organix back. There are plenty of better shampoos out there. I already have my bottle of GF Pure and Clean for if/when I need to clarify.

Nature's Gate Baby Shampoo is working for my kids, and Everyday Shea Moisturizing is working okay for dh and me. I also have the ION Swimmer's poo and I've tried my kids' poo. They all seem the same to me.

Once I get my hair analysis back I'll have a better idea of what poo to get.
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Last edited by kleinehexe; 07-23-2013 at 05:27 PM.
There are some good drugstore suggestions for low poos on this thread. Good luck!
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
That might work! I would also buy coco betaine, to increase lather and make it more gentle. Actually, I might recommend against decyl glucoside because the pH is around 9. Of course, the citric acid would balance that out, but nonetheless, I bought some ACI, which is just a liquid version of SCI, which is super gentle and easy to use I got it at the Herbarie
Originally Posted by dresdendoll
What is SCI and ACl? What gentle cleanser would you recommend that has a decent pH that I could bring down with some citric acid? I thought c. betaine was one of the more potent of the gentle cleansers since it can dissolve cones?
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it...
Originally Posted by wavydaze
Is this generally not considered a sulfate then? Because I just bought 2 bottles of Organix poo. They were on sale. This ingredient is in them but the bottle says in big writing "Sulfate Free"

I even checked reviews on this forum for Organix to make sure that the poos are sulfate free.

I'm annoyed. I'm getting tired of this ingredient game. I have enough headaches deciphering the ingredients of every single food item to make sure it's gluten and nut free. Now, I have to be an ingredient detective for my darn shampoo?! Seriously, I'm annoyed.
Originally Posted by kleinehexe
Honestly, yes it sucks. If the haircare companies would stop trying to trick potential buyers this would be a lot easier for everyone. They're realizing that their clientele is becoming more knowledgeable and sulfates are a red flag for many so they're trying to disguise the sulfates or use other cheap and harsh cleansing ingredients in the place of sls. Enter sodium coco-sulfate and olefin sulfonates. :/ Yes, very freaking annoying.
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
It's just like all the food products that have huge print "Gluten Free!" on them and yet I still have to read the fine print because I can't have anything even produced in a facility that processes wheat. Or all the restaurants that claim to have gluten free food, yet it's still not safe for celiacs to eat there due to cross contamination. I've gotten sick one too many times because I was "assured" that the food was completely gluten free.

There's just no shortcut for me, and it looks like there's no shortcut for hair products either.
Originally Posted by kleinehexe
I'm sorry you have to go through all this with the gluten and I'm sorry you're dealing with it in your haircare as well.
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
If you haven't already seen it this link is very useful: What Makes a Cleansing Ingredient More Harsh or More Gentle?

The low-poo that you have seems fine (it even breaks down cones) and of course if none of the oils, botanicals, the preservative etc. are irritating to you then you probably don't need to purchase a new low-poo.

If you go with Giovanni, just be careful your bottle doesn't have any olefin sulfonates in it... I read somewhere that some formulations had it. It's hard to know whether it was found in older, newer or middle formulations. I've actually seen 3 different formulations of Smooth as Silk low-poo on the ground!!! it's very annoying. Anyway none of the G low-poos I've tried had olefin sulfonate, but just double check before purchasing.
Originally Posted by wavydaze
Wow! There is very useful info in that link. I used Johnson's baby Natuals head-to-toe wash on my hair this morning. It's supposed to be new. I tried to match up the ingredients with the list but I couldn't. Maybe tomorrow night I can list them. I like it as a bodywash, though!
Once upon a time, on a clear moonlit night, I counted all the stars in the sky.
I'm going to end up printing that list and keeping it in my purse. Darn catch phrase advertising.

It's just like all the food products that have huge print "Gluten Free!" on them and yet I still have to read the fine print because I can't have anything even produced in a facility that processes wheat. Or all the restaurants that claim to have gluten free food, yet it's still not safe for celiacs to eat there due to cross contamination. I've gotten sick one too many times because I was "assured" that the food was completely gluten free.

There's just no shortcut for me, and it looks like there's no shortcut for hair products either.

I'm taking the Organix back. There are plenty of better shampoos out there. I already have my bottle of GF Pure and Clean for if/when I need to clarify.

Nature's Gate Baby Shampoo is working for my kids, and Everyday Shea Moisturizing is working okay for dh and me. I also have the ION Swimmer's poo and I've tried my kids' poo. They all seem the same to me.

Once I get my hair analysis back I'll have a better idea of what poo to get.
Originally Posted by kleinehexe
kleinehexe, I just posted about the Johnson's baby naturals. I should have multi-quoted and included you. I thought perhaps you might have tried it. I'm going ingredient crazy as well.
Once upon a time, on a clear moonlit night, I counted all the stars in the sky.
I was at WF and I passed by this:

Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo - Acure Organics

looks interesting! Here are the ingredients:

Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Almond Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
I love Yes to Cucumbers, both the shampoo and the conditioner. I am using it now; may change back to the SM ones in the winter.
Myrna, where do you get them? I have Yes To Carrots at my Walmart and Walgreens, but no Cucumbers...
2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!
My daughter like the Renpure Argon Oil

Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Sorbitol, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Silicon Quaternium 17, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium 10, Citric Acid, Diazolidnyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285
I was at WF and I passed by this:

Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo - Acure Organics

looks interesting! Here are the ingredients:

Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Almond Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
Originally Posted by wavydaze
I tried the shampoo and conditioner and couldn't return them fast enough. Unfortunately the shampoo stripped my hair and made it literally feel like straw. The conditioner was kind of runny and did not condition my hair at all .
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 tried the shampoo and conditioner and couldn't return them fast enough. Unfortunately the shampoo stripped my hair and made it literally feel like straw. The conditioner was kind of runny and did not condition my hair at all .
Originally Posted by Curlsnswirls
I received samples of the poo and condish from Acure a while back, but never got around to using them until I needed the bottles for a swap. I had the same reaction the first couple of times I used them, but forced myself to finish them (hate to waste anything). After a week of daily use, my hair looked and felt great! Shiny, defined, frizz-free. I was actually sad when they were empty! I'm not crazy about the scent, but I love the ingredients and how the products perform.

I would recommend requesting the samples & giving them a few days to work. Then you're not out any money if you're not happy with the results.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
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

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