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I want to remove some polyquat buildup and my regular low poos with cocobetaine don't seem to be doing it. Does anyone have a recommendation for a slightly stronger yet still gentle clarifier?

From reading other threads, it sounds like cocobetaine is the gentlest surfactant, then ammonium laureth sulfates (ALES), then sodium laureth sulfates (SLS) which are pretty harsh.

I'd like to find something a little stronger than cocobetaine but not as harsh as an SLS shampoo. Would a baking soda co wash/ACV rinse do it, or do I need to try a poo with ALES?

Are there any recommended clarifiers? A Sally's version (I'm going later today!)? I heard mention of Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo and Neutrogena Anti Residue Shampoo and Nexxus Aloe Rid: any experiences?

Thanks for your input!

Neutrogena Anti Residue Shampoo
Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Fragrance

Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo
Water (aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Ammonium Chloride, PEG 5 Cocamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Dimethicone Copolyol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200), Violet 2 (CI 60730)

Nexxus Aloe Rid Shampoo

Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Laureth-6 Carboxylate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Linalool, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Thiosulfate, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
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Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
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