Think I'm giving up my low-poo

I was low-pooing once a week and co-washing every other day in between, but even with sulfate/protein
/silicone free 'poos my hair was drying out terribly from the low-poo.
Im thinking of just doing a baking soda/conditioner scrub/wash in place of the low-poo. Is that too often for a baking soda wash? Does anyone have any advise or other ideas that i could try?
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots

Last edited by Lucky Charm; 11-12-2009 at 12:16 PM.
On my hair, baking soda in conditioner was more drying than shampoo. YMMV of course.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

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Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
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Henna!
On my hair, baking soda in conditioner was more drying than shampoo. YMMV of course.
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
For me too. I can't use BS as it really strips my hair.

You could just do co-wash or just wet your hair and add some conditioner. Also did you try the Spritz and Condish method by Del2C. That might work well for you!

What low poo's are you using? It is very hard to find one that is not stripping IMHO..I use one by Sweet Nature by Eddie that does not strip my hair at all and my daughter uses Mop C Hydrating Shampoo and that does not strip her hair either.
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Thanks for the replies! ok so maybe no baking soda - my previous low-poos were Mop C Clean shampoo, I tried Trader Joes Nourish by mistake (proteins in it), and one by Aveda that I honestly cant remember the name of (also had protein, this was before I realized I was sensitive to it) and a few others.
I havent tried the spritz & condich method yet, i'll have to look into that
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Have you thought about using the Whispering Windz soap/shampoo? I love it. I use it once a week or so and it doesn't strip my hair at all. I'm really liking the Komaza almond milk cleansing condish and I heard the Curls cleansing cream is good too. They are both much less drying than a regular low poo.
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Lucky I've yet to find a Low Poo that is truly "gentle" other then Curls Cleansing Cream and believe me I've tried A LOT I agree with the others that baking soda is very harsh.

Be careful of the Komaza Almond Cleansing because it does contain Wheat and Jojoba proteins & you mentioned you're sensitive due to your coarse texture. As with any product there are mixed reviews about Whispering Windz in the Product Review Forum and Gen Disc. Some reported that it stripped their color others love it. It has some pretty harsh ingredients that are in the sulphate family so that is something to keep in mind.
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Jessicurls hair cleansing cream is a good low poo. she sells samples at her site for 1.50 ea. I am a 2c and it can weigh my hair down if I use it to often.
I always forget about the proteins that don't freak my hair out. For some reason the wheat in the Komaza doesn't bother me at all and I have a HUGE sensitivity to hydrolyzed wheat protein.
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Thanks for the replies! ok so maybe no baking soda - my previous low-poos were Mop C Clean shampoo, I tried Trader Joes Nourish by mistake (proteins in it), and one by Aveda that I honestly cant remember the name of (also had protein, this was before I realized I was sensitive to it) and a few others.
I havent tried the spritz & condich method yet, i'll have to look into that
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm
One of my favs is Trader Joes Refresh (it's protein-free). If you decide to try it and don't like it, let me know and I'll be glad to purchase it from you. I'm getting a little low but I don't live near a TJ's so I was going to have my sis in Arizona send me some in the next month or so anyway. I also like the Mop C Hydrating shampoo that Alex's daughter uses.
3a (protein sensitive)
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity



Cleansers: Mop-C Hydrating Shampoo, JCGLS
Conditioners: CJCR, CK Renew
Leave-in: CJCR, CK Satin Roots
Stylers: HEBE, UFDCM
Deep Conditioner: CJCR
Standby items:GVP K-Pak
Thanks for the replies! ok so maybe no baking soda - my previous low-poos were Mop C Clean shampoo, I tried Trader Joes Nourish by mistake (proteins in it), and one by Aveda that I honestly cant remember the name of (also had protein, this was before I realized I was sensitive to it) and a few others.
I havent tried the spritz & condich method yet, i'll have to look into that
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm
One of my favs is Trader Joes Refresh (it's protein-free). If you decide to try it and don't like it, let me know and I'll be glad to purchase it from you. I'm getting a little low but I don't live near a TJ's so I was going to have my sis in Arizona send me some in the next month or so anyway. I also like the Mop C Hydrating shampoo that Alex's daughter uses.
Originally Posted by Jusduit
Yes, the Trader Joe's Refresh would be a great option...the only downside is that is has Sodium Chloride (Table Salt) on the list, which can be drying to the hair, for some. Table Salt is a cheap ingredient that thickens the shampoo. But other than that, Trader Joe's Refresh has great ingredients

I've heard that Baking Soda can really strip your hair of moisture, so I wouldn't recommend that. Have you considered trying a shampoo bar? It might clean your hair well without stripping it of moisture. Burt's Bees has a Rosemary Mint shampoo bar, or you could purchase one from KathyMack. There are also a few more shampoo bar brands.
Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

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