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Old 09-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Good Low Poos for Low Porosity?

Sorry if this topic has already come up! I not totally sold on whether or not my hair is low porosity, but I was curious. What low-poos are you all with low porosity hair using?
I've tried co-washing occasionally, but my scalp and hair always feel gunky a lot faster than if I low-poo. Still trying to figure the whole thing out! Thanks!
2A, Low Porosity?, Medium Width, Medium Density
Low-Poo: Giovanni TTTT
Rinse Out/Leave In: VO5 Kiwi
Gel: HE Set Me Up
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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My fact is devacurl low poo!
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:33 AM   #4
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I've actually been using baby shampoo! There are several brands that don't use sulfates, and the ones formulated to be tear-free have a higher pH, which means open cuticles
2b/c, low porosity

Low-Poo: Diluted L'oreal Eversleek shampoo
Co-wash: Currently Trader Joe's Nourish Spa (old formula)
Rinse-out: None! I just do gobs of leave in.
Leave-in: KMF Big Hair (HG! aaaand a discontinued formula. If anyone else knows a proteiny aloe and BMTS based conditioner I can try to replace this with after my stash runs out, let me know!)
Styling: FOTE AVG (HG!), Lush's The Big Tease gel (RIP...)

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Old 10-02-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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I use the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo - it's amazing and leaves my hair so soft and silky and, most importantly, CLEAN

Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity. Medium density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Co-wash: As I Am Coconut
Conditioner: TRESemmé Naturals
D/C: Nothing But Intense Healing Mask
Leave-in: As I Am / Giovanni Direct
Styler: Umberto Giannini Scrunching Curl Friends Jelly / KCCC

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SL when curly, APL when straight. Aiming for WL (eventually)
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #6
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Yesto cycumbers
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity. Very high dews. Soft water.

Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: TN Radiant Care, Giovanni SaS, Ogx BKT*, Sukin Nourishing, SS Caitlin's, various
LI: sometimes TN Radiant Care
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control*, Ogx BKT serum*
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

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Old 10-06-2013, 12:05 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by opalinesque View Post
I've actually been using baby shampoo! There are several brands that don't use sulfates, and the ones formulated to be tear-free have a higher pH, which means open cuticles
I just posted on the general discussion board about how baby shampoo has been working wonders for my hair! I figured that the higher pH must have something to do with it, cool to see other LP curlies getting good results from baby shampoo too! I use plain old J&J, but since I'm not CG I have no aversion to sulfates. It's really been helping my hair stay soft and absorb moisture.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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Aubrey Organics White Camellia is my fav. It is doesn't strip at all.

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Old 12-14-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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I found a great steal on Etsy for low-poo bars by BoBeam (her name is Laquita). They're all natural and have no sulfates in them. They've gotten really good reviews: Most people have said they're not stripping at all and even make your hair soft. I don't know how they would work on us LP people, since most of the reviews have been written by people with med-high porous people. For a 3.85 oz bar, it's $5, and for a 5.82 oz bar, it's $6.50. Not bad, in my opinion. I've also heard they last a really long time.

I just bought the honey & oats one. The ingredients seem pretty sweet: saponified vegetable oils (mainly coconut oil), glycerine kosher (of vegetable origin), honey, purified water, sorbital moisturizer (made from berries), sorbitan oleate (an emulsifier), soybean protein (a conditioner), and oatmeal. It might be a problem for people that are protein-sensitive, but I don't think it would be as big of a deal since it's a low-poo that gets completely washed out. I can't give my personal experience with them yet because they haven't arrived in the mail yet, but I'll let y'all know how they work as a low-poo.
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Shoulder length, fine, low porosity, medium density, 2b&c/3a.
Likes: Low plopping, Icequeen method, and low-pooing.
Dislikes: Co-washing, too much condish & styling products, glyercin/oils, heat!
Favorites: Jessicurl GLS, Y2C PC, KCCC, BRHG, IAGirl’s gelatin PT!
Experimenting with: CHS CK and plopping overnight!
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