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Old 09-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
 
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Default Moisturizing shampoo for fine hair

Any suggestions? Hopefully something inexpensive. Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
 
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Shampoo doesn't moisturise (add or increase water) it cleanses, and most products damage the hair even if only in a minor way. It's your conditioners that should be moisturising if your hair needs more water - with CG you would be using three (rinse out, leave in, deep). If you ask one product to do two jobs you often end up with a product that does not perform well at either task.

If you want the gentlest possible cleansing go for conditioner-only washing or a shampoo at pH 4.5 to 5.5 AND based on a glucoside or betaine surfactant.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
 
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the most centle 'shampoo' I know is Curl Junkie Daily Fix. But that is actually more a 'washing conditioner' (but it has some very light sulfates in it).

Best option is to co-wash your hair with a silicone free conditioner. You can find more about a shampoo-free method (also known as Curly Girl method or CG method) on this website.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #4
 
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I have found co-washing doesn't work for me. I really like Elucence Moisture Benefits shampoo - it's $6 at Curlmart for 10 oz, and right now they have 15% off plus free shipping, so it's not going to break the bank to try it out

Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo - CurlMart
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
 
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Just curious in what way co-washing didn't work for you. You have every right to wash your hair however you feel works best for you, but wondered.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #6
 
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Just curious in what way co-washing didn't work for you. You have every right to wash your hair however you feel works best for you, but wondered.
Straight co-washing on a regular basis doesn't work for me - I don't feel that it cleans my scalp that well and the roots/top of my head tends to get lank and feel greasy. I occasionally will co-wash or just condition, but I have better luck with cleansing conditioners or designated co-wash products (like Curl Junkie Daily Fix or Eden Bodyworks co-wash, though the As I Am didn't work for me) than using regular conditioner.

And oddly, I find that using conditioner (like a Suave or a V05) leaves my hair more tangled and messed up than using a shampoo - perhaps it's cause co-washing requires more manipulation for me?

So all in all, co-washing on a regular basis is a no-go for me but occasionally I work it into my routine alternating with low-poos (and even the occasional clarifying sulfate poo, *gasp*)
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
 
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Thanks for the tip on Elucence Moisture Benefits shampoo. It looks like it has parabens in it, so I don't want to use it. Otherwise, it's a great deal!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #8
 
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Interesting. I find my hair tangles less, which I think is because I don't rub the length of my hair in the process of co-washing, as opposed to traditional shampooing, at least the way I was taught to do that. I did have problems with greasy roots at first, but was able to get past that alternating low-pooing with co-washing, and with brown sugar scrubs. Of course, I do understand that YMMV.
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