Could somebody recommend a low-poo?

For a while, I have been co-only on my length but 'pooing my scalp (cwc) I have just started co-washing exclusively (I've done it, 3 times!) But so far, so good! The only 'poo I have and that I was using on my scalp whilst cwc-ing is Simple Moisturising Baby Shampoo which has sulfates. I'd like to have a low-poo on hand in case I ever need to clarify, if a hair experiment goes wrong or if I decide I occasionally need to 'poo whilst continuing with my co-wash routine. Sulfates dry out my length. (In fact the only thing that stops my hair being stripped from shampoo is a coconut oil pre-wash but this isn't always do-able and if I were to clarify, a heavy oiling beforehand would negate the purpose)

I am cone-free, my hair loves protein, I am a fine haired wavey, with normal to high porosity.

Any help would be great!

ETA: I'm in the UK btw, and I get a lot of my products from CurlyEmporium.
Most low poos won't clarify, for that you would need cocoamidopropyl betaine and few conditioning ingredients. This will clarify and you can doctor it with oil if you wish
Shampoo SLS free Extra Mild - Naturallythinking Pure Aromatherapy and Spa
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Most low poos won't clarify, for that you would need cocoamidopropyl betaine and few conditioning ingredients. This will clarify and you can doctor it with oil if you wish
Shampoo SLS free Extra Mild - Naturallythinking Pure Aromatherapy and Spa
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Ah okay, I just assumed a low poo was a super gentle shampoo that still could cleanse residue effectively. I'm just checking out that link now so thank you!
The Jessicurl Cleansing Cream and Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo are both quite good.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
Ah okay, I just assumed a low poo was a super gentle shampoo that still could cleanse residue effectively. I'm just checking out that link now so thank you!
Originally Posted by sarahthegemini
A low-poo is a sulphate free shampoo, IMO it ought to be free of other anionics too because some (eg. olefin sulfonates) are super harsh, it is a very broad category of shampoos basically. The more gentle surfactants like the glucosides can cleanse reasonably effectively providing you are not using ingredients known to build up easily but they cannot clarify, the betaines can clarify (shift build up, even silicones). An effective clarifier won't contain a load of conditioning agents, some low-poos do.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Ah okay, I just assumed a low poo was a super gentle shampoo that still could cleanse residue effectively. I'm just checking out that link now so thank you!
Originally Posted by sarahthegemini
A low-poo is a sulphate free shampoo, IMO it ought to be free of other anionics too because some (eg. olefin sulfonates) are super harsh, it is a very broad category of shampoos basically. The more gentle surfactants like the glucosides can cleanse reasonably effectively providing you are not using ingredients known to build up easily but they cannot clarify, the betaines can clarify (shift build up, even silicones). An effective clarifier won't contain a load of conditioning agents, some low-poos do.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Okay, I think I understand....if I continue to co-wash and decide to throw in a poo-wash every now and again, the Jessicurl cleansing cream would be suitable as it has c.betaine and some conditioning agents so that will cleanse my hair okay but will not remove build-up so then if I need to clarify, then I need something like in the link you first posted. Is that right?

Last edited by sarahthegemini; 09-17-2013 at 09:46 AM.

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