Shampoo suggestions for mixed hair type?

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My 8 year old has hair to her hiney. The top layer is straight, but underneath she has a mix of botticelli curls and wavy curls. The end result is a stringy looking mess. I'm on a budget, but it looks like VO5 conditioner and a nice gel could help us, but I haven't seen many recommendations for inexpensive cg shampoos. Her hair is fine and long and can't handle the weight of using a conditioner to wash with.
I haven't tried it but, the sulfate free Yes To Cucumbers is popular around here, and not too expensive. Yes to Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
Also, the Shea Moisture line is well loved and not that pricey.
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2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
I second the Yes to Cucumbers and Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
You may only need to shampoo once or twice a week...a bottle of the right stuff will last a long time. You might be able to get waves in the lop layer.. It is probably just waiting for some tlc.


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3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

Current products:
YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
GVP Conditioning Balm
Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


HG Summer Routine:
poo - TMW Hydrate
RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
PT - CJ RM
DT - EVCO

Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.

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