Is there a less-expensive 'poo as good as JC Hair Cleansing Cream?

I have been using the JC HCC for about a month. I really like it. However, my hubby has told me to tighten the purse strings...so does anyone have any recommendations for a sulfate-free poo that is just a good. (Deva doesn't count, it's expensive, too!)
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

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I could be remembering incorrectly here, and maybe she'll chime in, but I think xcptnl used Cream of Nature shampoo and really liked it. You can get it locally, usually in the ethnic section. I want to think she said it was really creamy and gentle. I think?
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Trader Joes Nourish shampoo is really nice, sometimes I think I don't need to condition after I use it.
Nourish has Sodium Olefin c14-16 sulfonate, but it is listed near the bottom. (I actually have a bottle in my shower now...) Question is: does this dry the hair over time?

There are so many different chemical out there, I don't know what is definitely bad (like sodium lauryl sulfate) or not so bad (like decyl polyglucose). I guess I'm guanoing my own thread...but, please share what you know.

sarcosinate
sulfonate
taurate

WTH?
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl

Last edited by hopetocurl; 03-31-2008 at 12:49 PM.
I could be remembering incorrectly here, and maybe she'll chime in, but I think xcptnl used Cream of Nature shampoo and really liked it. You can get it locally, usually in the ethnic section. I want to think she said it was really creamy and gentle. I think?
Originally Posted by msgiblet
FrizzBeGone has CON in her sigi, guess that's Cream of Nature?
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
I have the Cream of Nature shampoo. It's in a beige bottle with red lettering. I picked it up at Sallys. This is a very gentle shampoo which I like - my only complaint is it is almost too gentle. I have the same problem with JC Cleansing cream so this might be good for you. It is very 'conditioning' so with my fine hair I had to use a very light conditioner after it or my hair got weighed down. I have to use very little and make sure I rinse it real good. I hope that helps.

This is the one I have:

Central Massachusetts

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Last edited by xcptnl; 03-31-2008 at 12:55 PM. Reason: added photo
Ok, I just called the Sally's nearest to me...and they actually carry it!! YEAH!!! I'll be making a pilgrimage there...anything else that I need to get whilest I am there... any great conditioners? (similar to Too Shea?) I have to get my money's worth to drive over there. Thanks for the info!!

BTW, xcptnl, Love your hair!!

My hair is fine, too, but it's dry. I have to poo, I have tried co-washing, and I always get "eh" results, I get weighed down.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
The directions on this say you don't even need to condition after. I never tried that but I might at some point because this was VERY conditioning.

Thanks for the hair compliment. I need to update my fotki - I know have ear length hair
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
So, I ran right over to Sally's today. I bought the Creme of Nature. This stuff smells just like shampoo. I can't wait to try it.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
I wanted to add to this thread that I did some research yesterday looking for a replacement for HCC other than Creme of Nature. I was unable to find anything that was any cheaper. HCC is priced on par compared to other sulfate-free poos.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
I hope it works for you. At least it's not horribly expensive if it does not.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I hope it works for you. At least it's not horribly expensive if it does not.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I am excited to try it. I can't wait to poo tomorrow. If it does work, I'll put it in the toiletry bag and use it when I travel. But, I've got a good feeling about it.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
I love Creme of Nature. It is moisturizing but not enough to be used on it's own. I still need a light conditioner, at least, with it. It seems to do a good job washing. The smell is tolerable..a clean, herbal smell. Plus, my conditioner usually hides the smell anyways.
It doesn't wash off heavy build up from cones or oils, but if you're pretty much CG, it should work well for you.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.


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I know when I used it I used a conditioner after but I think I was using one that was a bit heavy for this shampoo. I rotate shampoos too so the next time I used this one I will use a lighter conditioner.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I tried the Creme of nature this morning. I am not sure, I introduced 2 new variables at once...CON and Labella. My hair is kind of droopy today. Next time I poo, I'll use the CON and then use my normal products.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
Warning: the current coco betaine based CON poos are supposedly being discontinued.

New Creme of Nature products - possibly distressing news
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I don't know if you can get this in the United States, but shampoo by Urtekram is really good. It costs about 7 euro voor 500 milliliters and comes in a big bottle. You can also get it in containers of 250 milliliters. It is very gentle and there's even a no perfume version.

Here is the website:
http://www.urtekram.dk/english/

Other sources:
http://www.bce-europe.com/index.php?cPath=280_374
http://www.bce-europe.com
Warning: the current coco betaine based CON poos are supposedly being discontinued.

New Creme of Nature products - possibly distressing news
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
With the size of the bottle and the amount I use this will last me into the next century.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Warning: the current coco betaine based CON poos are supposedly being discontinued.

New Creme of Nature products - possibly distressing news
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
Hmmm... I guess I need to act fast. If I want another bottle, I better get it. However, I think in the long run, this settles the whole discussion for me. Jessicurl here I come. (Actually, I like the smell of the Citrus Lavendar so much that I think I had decided to go that way anyway.)

ETA: Hair is dry, spirals are back. CON is okay...but if it's going away...SHEESH!!!
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
pw:wheredacurls

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl

Last edited by hopetocurl; 04-03-2008 at 08:13 AM. Reason: CON is okay, spirals are back!
First of all, CoN does not have coco betaine...it has decyl glucocide (or something like that, if memory serves me correctly). I also heard from another hairboard, someone contacted the company and found out that the original formulas will still be sold at Sally's. The ones with sulfates will be sold at other stores.
Not sure if it's true, so I went ahead and bought 2 more bottles just in case.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.


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