I'm Gonna Try It! Advice Appreciated.

So I've been doing some research for quite some time now and am ready to take a dive in and try a low-poo method. I live in Guatemala, so I can't get most products in stores that are curly friendly. I'm ordering online and before I press the BUY button, I want some advice to make sure I'm buying the right stuff.

My hair is between a 3a and 3b, fine texture, low to regular porosity (don't really know).

This is what my plan is (based on what I've read on the boards):
Suave Naturals Conditioner as Co-wash
VO5 Conditioner as Rinse Out
Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil Shampoo as Low-Poo (Intend on using once a week)
Renpure Brazilian Keratin Straightening Conditioner as Leave In
Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo as Clarifier

I still don't know what to buy for styling product. If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them! Or is you see something not right with my plan, please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help!
I haven't really tried them, but I've been wanting to order stuff too (I live in Chile).. and I'm also a bit scared (mostly about shipping costs and stuff like that).

Good luck
Tocinito, I have a DPO box, which is a great advantage, so I don't have to pay extra shipping costs or taxes!
Do you need a clarifying shampoo if you plan to low-poo once a week?
There is a silicone quaternium in that conditioner, are you following the Curly Girl method?
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
sarahthegemini, good question. Do I?
Originally Posted by Mochie
I wouldn't have thought so. If I were you, hold off from buying the clarifier for now and see how you get on with just low-pooing.
Thanks for the advice, sarahthegemini. And Firefox, what conditioner are you talking about. I do want to do the CG method.
Ok, nevermind. I see the Brazilin Keratin Conditioner has the silicone in it. What leave-in would you recommend?
The silicone-quaternium 17 is water soluble, and thus acceptable for the CG method. I would definitely recommend the Renpure keratin conditioner! It smells awesome and makes my hair really soft. It works well for me as a RO or LI.
I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
Hair Growth Goals:
SL:
APL:
BSL:
WL:
Ruth Marie, thank you for the information. I'd forgotten about the "good" silicones. Makes a difference. I will definitely get the Renpure Keratin then!
Check the ingredients if you decide to get the Renpure Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner. I've heard they've added amodimethicone to it, which isn't CG friendly.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed
There's a-cone in it now? I picked mine up at Walgreens a month or so ago and didn't see any in the bottle I picked up, but I'll check next time I run out.
I'm a Curly Violinist living in the Frozen Tundra.
Hair Growth Goals:
SL:
APL:
BSL:
WL:
Here is a list of what cleanser is needed to take out what silicone. It seems to me you can get by on low pooing only if it contains coco betaine.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
There's a-cone in it now? I picked mine up at Walgreens a month or so ago and didn't see any in the bottle I picked up, but I'll check next time I run out.
Originally Posted by Ruth Marie
Apparently there are bottles of the old formula still around, but they have definitely reformulated the Straightening conditioner to contain a-cone. Corrinna777 posted pics of a new bottle in this post.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed
I got my Renpure Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner today and it does have Amodimethicone. So sad. I'm going to have to return it. I ordered mine off Amazon and the ingredients on the product description page didn't show it, but I guess they just haven't updated the list.

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