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Old 02-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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I live in a soft water area and I am so tired of the constant struggle to not get o/ced and trying to remove/rinse products from my hair! My hair only looks really good right after a clarifying/sulfate wash or a PT, otherwise it is weighed down/limp/mushy feeling. Anyone else have advice for products that will rinse out easier or techniques that work well with soft water?
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
 
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When I had access to softened water I remember my hair not needing as much moisture as I need for hard water. I remember using less moisturizing conditioners(example: JC Too Shea was too much for my hair with softened water). I also didn't need to do DTs either. Also, I remember less is more when using products with soft water, less poo and cond etc.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
 
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I have softened water and I concur on using less condish and lighter moisturizing type products. And I never use a leave in because it weighs down my hair. Always always use water soluble products.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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Thanks! I hardly ever use a leave in, so I will try using less condish and product overall. I think i use fairly light stuff, but maybe I use too much. I like lots of slip when I co-wash or poo so that I don't pull my hair, so if I use less, I will have to rethink that one...
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Current favs:
lo-poo: Giovanni
Co-Wash: V05 Kiwi Lime
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LI: Ouidad Botanical Boost
PT/DT: Emergencee, Biolage Condish Balm
Stylers: LALSG, Aussome Volume Gel
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