I was using Cusson’s Mum & Me Ultra Mild Baby Shampoo for years. It is an ultra mild shampoo for newborns which did not strip the oil off my hair and it worked very well. However, when the whole range was discontinued I was distraught. I must have tried 30 shampoos, all of which stripped my hair dry. I have beautiful wavy hair that was made fizzy and ugly by these shampoos that stripped the oil off and made it dry like straw.
I finally found this solution which is very expensive, but it works. It is a cream cleaner called New Wash which is not a shampoo. It works even better than the Cusson’s shampoo. It is a cream made of natural ingredients with no stripping chemicals and no detergent in it. But I warn you, it is VERY expensive. I buy it at £44 plus £3.50 shipping. For me it is worth it.
I do have 2 conditioners that I have used for a long time that work well with this cream cleaner also.
- My wash-out conditioner that I selected because it has whipped coconut oil as an ingredient, Pantene Pro V Smooth & Silk. Very cheap. I buy it in bulk size, put a lot in, and rinse it out.
- The conditioner I leave in. it is meant to be rinsed out, but it works better as a leave -in in small amounts: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment. I have used it since I was 19. (I am a 40 something now.) Relatively expensive, but worth it. I leave in a small amount the size of a pound coin. It prevents my hair from getting fizzy.
Now, I only dry my hair naturally. I never blow-dry. If you are blow drying, stop it. That alone will improve your hair texture greatly. I do not use any heat products like curling irons either. Now and then I use plastic curlers I wind my damp hair around and leave to dry naturally when I want to bring out my curls more from time to time.
I you want to give it a try, tell me how it works for you on this thread.