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Old 07-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
 
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Default Is there such a thing as a clarifying shampoo w/o sulfates?

Does anyone know of a clarifying shampoo that does not contain sulfates (Other than Come Clean by CJ)? Can you give me some ideas about your clarifying routines? Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
 
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Shea Moisture, Kinky-Curly and Curls brand all have sulfate free shampoos. Also L'Oreal EverSleek is CG (the Ever "pure" lines are also sulfate free, but they have cones.)

That being said, I have given up on shampoo completely. I always thought my problem before CG was the 'fates, but even CG poos leave my whole head stripped and completely snarled. The most successful clarifying technique so far for me has been a baking soda/brown sugar co-wash, followed by a strong acv rinse. Scrubs the scalp clean, clarifies my ends and my hair is crazy soft and amazingly shiny when I'm done. I'm still trying other cleansing creams, but so far none have beat this combo. HTH

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
 
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Live Clean apple cider vinegar clarifying shampoo. The whole line is sulfate/paraben- silicone free. It's here in Toronto. not sure where else it is sold.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
 
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AG renew is a sulfate free clarifying poo.


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Old 07-19-2011, 10:38 PM   #5
 
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Ion Color Solutions Color Defense Clarifying Shampoo. It's sulfate and paraben free, pH balanced, and 100% vegan. I think it's 5.99 for the 12oz at Sally's.

I love it.

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Absolutely! Anything can be used as a clarifying shampoo, whether it has sulfates or it doesn't. You can even do a baking soda scrub with an ACV rinse -- simple, cheap, and really easy, and it works AMAZINGLY well! It leaves my hair soft and shiny but super clean. Best clarification routine for my hair ever!
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Does a baking powder scrub affect hair that's been dyed?
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Absolutely! Anything can be used as a clarifying shampoo, whether it has sulfates or it doesn't. You can even do a baking soda scrub with an ACV rinse -- simple, cheap, and really easy, and it works AMAZINGLY well! It leaves my hair soft and shiny but super clean. Best clarification routine for my hair ever!
Me too, Wavy! I've started adding brown sugar as well, and it's better than any expensive shampoo I've tried. I love it!!

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Does a baking powder scrub affect hair that's been dyed?
I've only used baking soda (I'm guessing that's what you meant anyway) and it hasn't affected my dyes at all, permanent, semi-permanent or henna. And I use a strong mix with a strong acv rinse. Honestly, I think my colors have never looked better since I started using the scrub. I don't know if baking soda is supposed to cause long-term damage, but I haven't noticed any. I kind of hope someone chimes in and lets me know if it's otherwise lol... HTH
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Curlycandy, how do you do your baking soda scrub? Do you mix it with conditioner or water? I think I want to try this before my DT today, so would you mind sharing details please of your routine? TIA!


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Old 07-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #10
 
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i really like the CURLS pure curls clarifying shampoo. its sulfate free. i use it once every 2 months as the bottle suggests to rid my hair of build up. my hair is always so soft & shiny after and bc i use it so infrequently, the bottle will last forever!
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:09 AM   #11
 
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Curlycandy, how do you do your baking soda scrub? Do you mix it with conditioner or water? I think I want to try this before my DT today, so would you mind sharing details please of your routine? TIA!


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Sorry I didn't get back sooner, 12 hour shifts back-to-back put me out of commission for a few days! lol

The scrub I use every time is about 3 tbsp conditioner, I use GVPCB because of it's creaminess and great slip, Or Aura Cherry Almond Bark for the same reasons. When I use the Aura- holy crow, it smells amazing! (My boyfriend calls it my Candy Scrub ), 1 heaping tablespoon baking soda and 1 heaping tablespoon of brown sugar. Mix well until its creamy again. I scrub extra well, really making sure I get my whole head (with all of my hair, it's no wonder I only have time to do this once per week!) Then I follow with a very strong half & half water/acv rinse. My hair is unbelievably soft and shiny. I love it!
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Thanks cc3, I'm going to give this a try today. But tryin to figure out if I should scrub, acv, DT or scrub, DT then acv last. What do you think? And I checked out your blog, we are totally hair twins!! So I'm going to let you do all the experimenting then do what works for you!!


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Old 07-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #13
 
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Thanks cc3, I'm going to give this a try today. But tryin to figure out if I should scrub, acv, DT or scrub, DT then acv last. What do you think? And I checked out your blog, we are totally hair twins!! So I'm going to let you do all the experimenting then do what works for you!!


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I like to scrub, DT, acv rinse. I feel like getting my scalp clean and scrubbing the product and free radicals out of my hair lets the DT sink in better. Plus, as I've read (and I didn't research it further, so if someone who knows better could pipe in, that would be great ) baking soda's alkaline in nature which actually opens the cuticle, thus allowing the DT to absorb into the under layers of your strands. Acv to follow returns to acidity which causes the cuticles to close, and lock in all the new moisture in addition to creating shine. I don't know if all that's completely accurate, but it makes sense to me, and really works on my hair.
Since the acv mix that I use is so strong, I usually rinse out about half of the DT, pour in the acv, then rinse the rest of the way. I always, always, always use a leave-in, then add stylers.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:46 PM   #14
 
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All-Nutrient ClarpHX clarifying shampoo is sulfate free. I love this stuff.
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Thanks curlycandy, I'm off to DT and give the scrub a try. I did see in another thread that baking soda can strip color. I'm auburn with a little help and covering the greys. Have you noticed any color stripping from your scrub?


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Old 07-30-2011, 03:52 AM   #16
 
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Honestly, I haven't colored since I before I started taking care of my hair (I can't believe its been 7 months!), until today. I will be using the scrub once my oils build back up after being stripped off by the dye. If you scrub before I do, let me know how your color holds, and I'll do the same!

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Old 08-06-2011, 02:33 AM   #17
 
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Hey there! Two questions
1) When you say you use the scrub on your whole head, and then your hair, do you mean you also scrub that on your hair?? Do you find a lot of breakage?? When i tried doing scrubs, I lost TONS OF hair, i think lots of tangles and nasty. What is your technique for scrubbing it in?? Circular motions, or what??

Also< I also have to cover greys, and am curious as if the scrubs pull out color/?

Finally, how often do you do that??
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Shea Moisture, Kinky-Curly and Curls brand all have sulfate free shampoos. Also L'Oreal EverSleek is CG (the Ever "pure" lines are also sulfate free, but they have cones.)

That being said, I have given up on shampoo completely. I always thought my problem before CG was the 'fates, but even CG poos leave my whole head stripped and completely snarled. The most successful clarifying technique so far for me has been a baking soda/brown sugar co-wash, followed by a strong acv rinse. Scrubs the scalp clean, clarifies my ends and my hair is crazy soft and amazingly shiny when I'm done. I'm still trying other cleansing creams, but so far none have beat this combo. HTH

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your method sounds crazy but crazy enough to work! I simply don't understand your shampooing lingo can you please explain to me what you mean with all those funny abbreviations? Thank you
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As I Am Curl Clarity is a great clarifying shampoo without sulfates
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