How do these other SLS-free shampoos work for shiny,wavy hair? My hair is naturally very shiny and somewhat wavy but with no-poo and Aubrey Organics it leaves my hair dull and limp. I use a conditioner now afterwards (I'm using Aubrey Organics) but it's still not the same as it used to be.
They also have tips and tutorials for several hair types, although it's geared principally towards people with curly hair. There's quite a regimen if you want to get into it, but I find Gentle Lathering shampoo/Too Shea conditioner plus a few drops of the Confident Coils after letting it air dry keeps me healthy, shiny, curly, and frizz-free.
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I love Organix...the coconut or shea formulas are the least drying of all I've tried.
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Anyone have any suggestions for super fine hair that tends to be oily?
I never use a conditioner though.
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I've tried no-poo regimens and have no luck with them. My DH uses baking soda and ACV, and likes it, and the two little ones I just use Dr. Bronner's on their heads, because they still really just have baby hair, but DD1 and I were blessed with these big bushy heads of wiry hair, and it just dries up like straw with the no poo. Besides, I LOATHE the smell of the vinegar. I make DH wash the shower every time he washes his hair, because I dislike it so much.
But the ingredients in some of even the more supposedly "natural" products are pretty questionable, aren't they? I don't know much about this. I'm looking for something that won't dry the heck out of my hair, but that is truly and genuinely safe. I don't wash my hair that often-- maybe once in the week, and DD1 maybe twice-- so I don't mind paying $$$ for something that's right for us.
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I'm going to check out the shampoo bars, too. I like the minimalist packaging, and was using baking soda, but found it really dried out my hair.
Right now I'm using Everyday Shea shampoo and conditioner. I love it! The shampoo is soap based, but I haven't found that I need vinegar or anything. They've only got a few ingredients, like 6 I think. Its pretty moisturizing, which is great for me. The best part though? The price, at Whole Foods its $9 for a 32 oz bottle! WAAAY cheaper than any other organic shampoo (Giovanni is that much for 12 oz. here).
I also like Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner, its pretty pricey so I only use it as a deep conditioner now and then, it is very moisturizing as well.
I hated Yes to Carrots just in case anyone is thinking aobut using them. It left a terrible coating on my hair and dried it out.
I just tried Organix and so far I really, really like it. I bought a couple varieties (it was on clearance at Target) and so far I really like the pomegranite variety. It works great on my hair - it cleanses without drying. And it works great on the kids. This one is a keeper!
ETA: I have since switched to WEN after being unhappy with other no-poo methods. It's outrageously expensive but doesn't have terrible ingredients and I love my hair now.
I have not bought it since and use Giovanni but don't like it as much.
I keep finding that my favorite Pantene is messing with my scalp skin. AHH Or I suspect it is anyway.
Thanks to all those who have shared on this thread I will look into others that I may possibly find in health food stores or what not near here as I don't like shipping. My mail person has a habit of knocking once lightly and just leaving packages and I worry about it because we are not in the best neighborhood for that. DD scooter already got stolen TWICE within a few minutes being out. I got it back the first time with the handle bar pads pulled off but now its gone for good.
The only thing I use is California Baby. So clean you could nearly eat it. No Sodium Laureth/yl Sulfate anything. That is my number one drawing factor. That is what makes my head and skin crazy!!!
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I'd like to try some of these shampoo bars but still need a conditioner on my long thick hair or I won't get a comb or brush through it easily without damaging hair more.
Do you use a natural conditioner too if so what?