Your resource for the best low poo products in the world

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Your resource for the best low poo products in the world

 

The recent craze is towards natural and organic lifestyle. No wonder that it has entered not only our diet. But also on our external well-being and hygiene. That includes cosmetics and products of personal hygiene and toiletries in general.

That is the reason many of us have shifted away from chemicals stuffed products. These products are petroleum by-products based. They also contain other harsh chemicals.

Most of such products create damages. The harm can range from a mild irritation to cancer as well.

But with the counterpart cosmetics and toiletries made with natural ingredients. One can expect the same effect as it comes from the harsh chemical based products. Though the damage to the environment as well as for the user are zilch.

What are low poo products?

Poo is a term for the hair product that has SLS and parabens. Since most of the commercial hair care products contain these surfactants and chemicals. Thus, all the usual hair care products are poo. That includes the shampoo, conditioners, serums, hair packs, hair colors etc.  

So, the hair products that do not contain these chemicals are sans poo. The popular term for them is no poo.

No poo refers to no presence of harsh chemicals in a hair product. By that I mean the product can be as simple as a simple honey wash. Apple cider vinegar wash. Baking soda wash. Or even a simple water only wash.

I know that sounds bizarre. To wash hair with nothing but plain water.

I have done it a few times. So, I know it works. Though with my kind of lifestyle and location. It does not get the desired results.

I travel a lot. Also, most of the times I am in a pollution and dust filled environment. So, the water wash does not work for me. But I know it does work for many.

I know the water only wash overwhelms many. Not to forget the plain honey or the baking soda wash too.

That is why there are low poo products.

Consider them the mean path between the harsh hair products and the simple ones. Thus, the low poo lies in-between no poo and poo.

 

What are low poo products made of?

Now that you know that there exists a zone of sanity between the extremes of poo and no poo. Then, why not explore more on the middle zone – the low poo.

As the name suggests. The low poo products contain surfactants of mild strength. These lower strength washing ingredients are not the petroleum byproduct prodigies. Thus, safe for the use.

They are biodegradable as well. Hence, they do not tamper the earth’s top soil. Thus, there is no impending fear of screwed up water tables.

The usual constituents of low poo products are:

  1. pure oils

  2. saponification ingredient

 

The above 2 combine to form a low poo product. The outcome is also known as a castile soap.

Castile soap has its origin in Spain. It refers to the pure mild soap made from olive oil.

Oil converts to a castile soap through the saponification process.

In today’s times. Castile soap refers to any pure mild soap that has nothing but oil in it. It does not matter much which specific oil. As long as the oil is a pure and organic one.

So, it could be mustard/rapeseed, coconut, castor seed or even the olive oil in a castile soap.

 

Low poo shampoo list

 

DRY TO NORMAL HAIR CARE

 

1.     Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Hair Cleanser

The extracts of lavender benefit the dry scalp issues. While patchouli calms the irritation in the scalp. A good product for anyone facing issues of transition issues with no poo/ low poo.

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 595

2.     Kama Ayurveda Rose & Jasmine Hair Cleanser


If you suffer from post chemical hair treatments. Then, this one is one of the best low poo products for you.

Extracts of rose and jasmine help with procedures like bleaching, straightening and perming. A must for detox hair journey.

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 1025

3.     Forest Essentials Dasapushpadi Baby Hair and Body Wash


Although the product is for babies. But that specifications make it an ideal choice for anyone with dry to normal hair types.

Soapnut extracts provide mild cleansing. While no presence of artificial colors and aromas help with people with an itch prone scalp.

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 975

 

 

4.     WOW Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo


The presence of pure organic apple cider vinegar in the shampoo says it all. The vinegar protects from the scaly build up. It also provides the optimum acidity to keep scalp protected from infections. The hair shafts also get a layer of protection from vinegar.

Quantity: 300 ml; Price: INR 399

5.     Soulflower Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bar

 

This one is my personal favorite. I was regular with this shampoo bar before I stumbled upon DIY no poo method.

The product has rosemary that helps prevent balding issues. Lavender calms the stress. Almond oil nourishes. While shikakai extracts clean without over drying the scalp and hair. Plus the blue color of the bar is refreshing to look at. It kind of heightens the experience of hair cleansing.

Quantity: 150 g; Price: INR 225

 

NORMAL HAIR CARE

 

6.     DevaCurl Low-Poo


This is the most popular low poo shampoo. It guarantees for no sulfates and parabens in it. The brand has its grain in providing a complete chemical free hair care range. A must for organic beauty enthusiast.

Quantity: 355 ml; Price: INR 2483

 

7.     Kama Ayurveda Himalayan Deodar Hair Cleanser

Ingredients include aloe wood, hibiscus, deodar tree extracts and Indian gooseberries. The product is devoid of parabens, SLS compounds, and petroleum byproducts. You can use this shampoo on all hair types.

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 1025

 

8.     Forest Essentials Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Hair Cleanser

The brand Forest essentials promises chemical free natural toiletries. It goes without a mention that it is SLS and artificial color/fragrance-free. Jasmine and mogra extracts induce a natural aromatic experience. 

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 875

 

9.     WOW Organics Miracle 10 in 1 Shampoo

The shampoo claims to fight 10 common hair problems. That includes cleansing, nourishing, strengthening, and volumizing as the major issues. It includes rosemary that helps with balding issues. Tea tree extracts help fight germs and infections.

Quantity: 300 ml; Price: INR 299

 

10.     Soulflower Let Your Hair Down Shampoo Bar

I am not sure about you. But I am a huge fan of shampoo bars. I find them sturdy and more effective in cleansing hair in comparison to shampoos in liquid form. 

That is the reason I make my own low poo shampoo bars. 

If shampoo bars excite you as well. Then, this one is for you. Coconut and olive oils provide suppleness. Though the lemons lower the ph alkalinity. The bar also has ginger that helps with hair regrowth.

Quantity: 150 g; Price: INR 160

 

NORMAL TO OILY HAIR CARE

 

11.     DevaCurl DevaBrown Chocolate Lust Low-Poo

Infused with chocolate, caramel and espresso tones. This one is sure to pep up boring days. Also, the product is mild enough for all hair types. That includes oily as well as colored.

Quantity: 946 ml; Price: INR 16,891

 

12.     Kama Ayurveda Sanobar Hair Cleanser with Pure Essential Oils of Cypress and Orange

This shampoo has neem, French Cyprus, and citrus extracts. Thus proves perfect for people with oily hair. 

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 550

 

13.     Forest Essentials Oudh and Green Tea Hair Cleanser

The principal ingredients of this shampoo are Agarwood, Green Tea, and Soap nuts. Ayurveda recognized agarwood as the aromatic wood that calms. Green tea helps with restoring oxidation damages. While soapnut cleanses. 

The product is suitable for people with normal to oily hair types. 

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 975

 

14.     Forest Essentials Hair Cleanser, Iced Pomegranate with Fresh Kerala Lime

Pomegranate and lime extracts are perfect for over oily scalps. The absence of harsh cleansers ensures no stripping of natural sebum from hair.

Quantity: 200 ml; Price: INR 975

 

CURLY HAIR CARE

 

15.     DevaCurl Low-Poo Original

This one is tailor made for people with curls and waves. The ingredients are perfect for taming the frizz and knots. Chamomile soothes. While hops clean. In addition, the Devacurl brand promises no sulfate/ silicone/ parabens. 

 

Quantity: 355 ml; Price: INR 3363.75

 

COLORED HAIR CARE

 

16.     Deva Care Low Poo Shampoo for Normal To Oily Colored Hair

This one is in specific for color treated hair strands which are more on the oily ends. The absence of sulfates and dirt agents ensure no stripping of hair color. 

Moreover, the specifications for over sebaceous oil glands are also in consideration. Going shampoo free with colored hair never was so easy for the oily hair ones.

Quantity: 946 ml; Price: INR 11,904

 

17.     WOW Organics Hair Strengthening Shampoo

The chemical treatments from coloring, straightening or perming leave strands weak. This shampoo with rosemary and tea tree extracts restores vitality in hair. 

Quantity: 300 ml; Price: INR 399

 

18.     Soulflower Sandalwood Geranium Shampoo Bar

This shampoo bar has the goodness of oils from sandalwood, almond and jojoba. They help restore the lost shine from harsh chemicals. While shikakai provides the cleansing properties without hurting the hair shafts. 

Quantity: 150 g; Price: INR 188

 

DANDRUFF HAIR CARE

 

19.     WOW Organics Anti Dandruff Shampoo

This mild shampoo provides relief from the dry, itchy and flaky scalp. Cedarwood and tea tree extracts fight the infection. 

The product has organic certifications. It is also sulfate and paraben free. The price does not hurt either.

Quantity: 300 ml; Price: INR 399

 

In Conclusion:

The no poo shampoo method is a rave these days. Why would it not be? 

It makes the hair beautiful. That too without subjecting it to harmful ingredients. The components that are in plenty in the usual hair care products. In specific. They are the principal ingredients in hair cleansing products such as the shampoo. 

The sad part is that even when you know about the damages of shampoo. You do not abandon their use altogether. 

The reason in part is due to the inconvenience associated with natural means of shampoo. Not everyone finds comfort in the idea of rubbing white powder on scalp every week.

That is when low poo products provide a rescue. These products bridge the gap between poo and no poo well.

They are simple and hassle free to use. Plus give you the peace of mind of not being harsh to your mane and scalp. 

This article lists the curated products to make your DIY beauty journey a little easier.  Irrespective of your hair type or the hair condition. The list will have at least one resource for your low poo needs.

 

 

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