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Old 09-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
 
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Default Questions about clarifying...

So, I went to the salon last night and had my hair cut. I have now officially chopped off the last of the bleach damage!

My friend who does my hair is familiar with the routine I'm following and she very knowledgeable about CG, etc. She recommended that I clarify every few weeks.

So how do you guys clarify? In looking into clarifying shampoos, I knew I was going to see sulfates but all of them had 'cones as well. I don't see the point in clarifying with 'cones lol.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
 
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I always clarified with BS/ACV.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
 
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I've been clarifying with Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo.

Ingredients: Water, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauryl sarcosinate, sea salt, polysorbate 20, peg-150 distearate, citric acid (derived from citrus), vinegar, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium chloride, botanical fragrance, phenoxyethanol.

The citric acid and vinegar remove mineral buildup, and the sodium polystyrene sulfonate removes quats that are not removed by even sulfates (the curl chemist mentioned this ingredient in an article awhile back). My hair really loves clarifying, and I do it once a week, but i'm pretty low porosity.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
 
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I low poo frequently so I rarely need to clarify. With that being said, I like to use Redken Fresh Curls as a gentle, sulfate shampoo.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
 
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I use a sulfate poo once a month to just kind of start over (I do use the occasional product with 'cones--not often, and I have hard water). My hair always looks awesome after I remove all of the build up! Much less frizzy. More often than once a month, and my hair gets too dried out though.

I currently have the V05 clarifying shampoo. It's harsh though--definitely leaves the hair squeaky clean, so I've been looking into what I'll get for my next sulfate poo. It is surprisingly hard to find a sulfate poo without silicones! I've been investigating myself.
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