body wash with sulfates in it? is it bad to use?!

I started CG yesterday and everyday in the shower i used bath and body works body wash. it has sulfates and stuff in it and the ingredients are basically like shampoo. sometimes when i wash my body with it, some of the body wash gets onto the tops of my hair but i wash it out a minute later. only a tiny bit just sits on the ends. i know this may sound stupid but is that bad? should i switch to a sulfate free body wash?
do you recommend using suave naturals body wash? it only has one sulfate in it. i could use a sulfate free one but i want a cheap drugstore one.
thanks!
You will be fine.
I am a purist. I make every effort not use sulfates nor silicones on my hair nor body. My face is super sensitive and the only powder it likes has one cone and the home hair color I use is the same. The rest of what I use has none.
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2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

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LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
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Hey, curlykristen...

I don't think it is that bad if only a little bit gets on the ends of your hair.

I love Suave Naturals body wash...my favorite is milk and honey. It does contain sodium lauryl sulfate, but it is still very mild and gentle. Very creamy and smells delicious. It makes my skin soft.

I think you should try it. It is one of the best inexpensive bath/beauty products, IMO.
I was worried about this, too. So I started using soap, but then we were at Costco and I found vitabath. It is sulfate free and has a fun citrus-y smell. Big bottle, too.
Stopped fighting the pregnancy induced waves (9 year battle) and became natural 5/11
2a/b? fine, low porosity
co wash- say yes to carrots, strawberries and cream Vo5
low poo- Lor'eal ever pure
leave in- burt bees very volumizing watered down
gel- beautiful curls wavy-curly, LA looks sport
scrunch and pump works for me
I use Bath & Body Works body washes, too. To avoid having it touch my hair, I keep some large jaw clips in the shower. After I cleanse my hair and put my RO in, I clip my hair up on my head and let the RO condish do its magic while I wash my body. Once my body and face are rinsed, I let my hair back down and finish the shower with the end of my hair routine.

Even so, sometimes I can't help but get a little bit if body wash or facial cleanser on my ends. I don't worry about it, since it's so little and happens so infrequently. HTH!


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Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
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I use Bath & Body Works body washes, too. To avoid having it touch my hair, I keep some large jaw clips in the shower. After I cleanse my hair and put my RO in, I clip my hair up on my head and let the RO condish do its magic while I wash my body. Once my body and face are rinsed, I let my hair back down and finish the shower with the end of my hair routine.

Even so, sometimes I can't help but get a little bit if body wash or facial cleanser on my ends. I don't worry about it, since it's so little and happens so infrequently. HTH!


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Originally Posted by Rustina
+1
2c w/ some 3a on the ends
Length - just below shoulders when wavy
texture - under layer fine, everything else medium
According to the articles of how to determen these:
Porosity- low
Density - medium

shampoo - clear scalp & hair therapy
rinse out - clear scalp & hair therapy
leave in - whatever rinse out I'm using at the time
gel - kccc
dt - aussie 3 min miracle

experimenting and open to suggestions!
I use Bath & Body Works body washes, too. To avoid having it touch my hair, I keep some large jaw clips in the shower. After I cleanse my hair and put my RO in, I clip my hair up on my head and let the RO condish do its magic while I wash my body. Once my body and face are rinsed, I let my hair back down and finish the shower with the end of my hair routine.

Even so, sometimes I can't help but get a little bit if body wash or facial cleanser on my ends. I don't worry about it, since it's so little and happens so infrequently. HTH!


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Originally Posted by Rustina
+1
Originally Posted by infojunky
Yep, this is exactly what I do. It keeps my hair's contact with bodywashes to a minimum, so I don't think there's any real harm being done.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
This may disgust most of you, as not shampooing may disgust non cg'ers.

I have not used anything soapy on my body for years, except for the rare time I might use some on my underarms if I am shaving instead of waxing like I usually do.

I love to soak for a half hour or more in the tub and scrub myself really well with a scrubby cloth.. bathing at least 4 times a week and on the other 3 I shower. I always use a pumice foot scrubber too, which gets rid of any dirt stains on my feet.

Scrubbing removes the dead skin cells and excess oils and b.o., and leaves your skin soft. I'm not stinky, and yes I do use deodorant a couple of times a week. Mainly because the effects of deodorant lasts for several days on me, and I just don't need it any more than that.

The reason I stopped using soap was chronic yeast and BV infections. Any soap whatsoever would put my natural flora out of balance. I was sick to death of constantly treating myself for these problems. I'm happily not having near the problems I used to.

So.. you can go without the chemicals if you want. I have been told by more than one person that I have amazingly soft skin, and I don't have any skin issues, so I think I'm on the right track here.


Last edited by SusieSuze; 09-05-2011 at 10:28 PM.
This may disgust most of you, as not shampooing may disgust non cg'ers.

I have not used anything soapy on my body for years, except for the rare time I might use some on my underarms if I am shaving instead of waxing like I usually do.

I love to soak for a half hour or more in the tub and scrub myself really well with a scrubby cloth.. bathing at least 4 times a week and on the other 3 I shower. I always use a pumice foot scrubber too, which gets rid of any dirt stains on my feet.

Scrubbing removes the dead skin cells and excess oils and b.o., and leaves your skin soft. I'm not stinky, and yes I do use deodorant a couple of times a week. Mainly because the effects of deodorant lasts for several days on me, and I just don't need it any more than that.

The reason I stopped using soap was chronic yeast and BV infections. Any soap whatsoever would put my natural flora out of balance. I was sick to death of constantly treating myself for these problems. I'm happily not having near the problems I used to.

So.. you can go without the chemicals if you want. I have been told by more than one person that I have amazingly soft skin, and I don't have any skin issues, so I think I'm on the right track here.

Originally Posted by SusieSuze

im a bit like that as well, like your hair, wat ever you put on on your skin sinks in, i use a really nice scubbing brush to clean myself, or a use a soft cleansing bath oil, works fine with me as well. and when i do use sulfates n that my skin drys out and i can break out as well n its a mess, i cant stand the idea of those chemicals going into my body when i work so hard to keep nice n natural!

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

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