Low-Poo, No-Poo, Co wash?

DEFINITELY NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR BOWEL MOVEMENT.


So what is with all these poo? (No pun intended) Well, they are alternative ways to hair wash that basically means no shampoo, little shampoo or conditioner only used to wash the hair in a gentle or less aggressive way. They exclude or reduce the presence of harsh chemicals such as sulfates, petrolatums, etc.


Let me break it down for you here: Regular Shampoo: Contains sulfates, surfactants, etc, that are harsh and tend to rob our hair of moisture.

Low-Poo: Shampoo without harsh sulfates, insoluble silicones and petroleum.

No-Poo: No Shampoo involved but instead has cleansing balms without insoluble silicones and petrolates in the composition. Co Wash: Washing the hair with conditioners only. Technically the same as No Poo. For Co Wash, it is necessary that the conditioners have no sulfates, petrolatums, mineral oils, petroleum jelly, liquid paraffin or insoluble silicones in the composition.

How to Low Poo? 1. Wet hair under a gentle shower. Squeeze product onto your palm, and gently massage it into your scalp like you are “shampooing” your hair, removing all the dirt and buildup. Then, rinse it out. Proceed with conditioner. 2. Use a clarifying shampoo after every few low poo wash to remove any buildup that can weigh down hair and eliminate its shine. However, do be very careful with low poo as some of them can be clarifying as well. So do not double clarify. How to No Poo / Co-Wash? 1. Wet hair under a gentle shower. Squeeze product onto your palm, and gently massage it into your scalp and hair like you are “shampooing” your hair, removing all the dirt and buildup. Then, rinse it out. 2. Use a clarifying shampoo after every few no poo/co wash to remove any buildup that can weigh down hair and eliminate its shine.

WHERE? Low Poo: - RIZOS CURLS, Hydrating Shampoo (available in trial set) from @Maneheavensg - INAHSI, Soothing Mint gentle cleansing shampoo from @Maneheavensg - JESSICURL, Gentle Lather Shampoo from @Amazon - SHEA MOISTURE, JBCO strengthen & restore shampoo from @Amazon No Poo / Co wash: - INAHSI, Tropical Escape Cowash from @Maneheavensg - AS I AM, Coconut CoWash from @Maneheavensg - SHEA MOISTURE, Coconut & Hibiscus Cowash from @Amazon TIP: Choosing between these is your personal choice. There are times when your hair will need more consistent conditioning, while there are other times when the low-poo method makes more sense. Try out both methods at different times, and do what works for you. Take pictures and track for reference.


Author:

Viji

Founder @Curlyheavensg

Co Founder @Maneheavensg

MANEHEAVEN SG PRIVATE LIMITED

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