Does your clarifying shampoo need to contain sulfate in order to remove silicone?

Hey all,

So I'm planning on beginning the CG method tomorrow. I have build up from silicones that were in my deep conditioner, and want to remove all that gunk and start fresh. I heard the only way to do that is through a clarifying shampoo that contains sulfate. Is this true? The clarifying shampoo I have is by purecurls, but is sulfate free - will it still be effective in removing silicone product/build up from my hair??

Also wondering, does the CG method completely ban shampoo? Or is it allowed every now and then?? I can't help but feel my hair will be dirty if I use nothing but conditioners to wash it.

Last edited by curlsgodess; 03-29-2012 at 04:32 AM.
In answer to your first question, I would go with a sulfate shampoo for that final wash just to be on the safe side. It doesn't have to be fancy- a bottle of Suave will work just fine.

CG does not ban shampoo per se. CG is about avoiding sulfates and silicones. There are many people who use sulfate-free shampoos, either in rotation with, or in place of co-washing. I get my best co-washing results if I use conditioners labeled as clarifying or volumizing. There are also cleansing conditioners which fall somewhere in between co-wash and low-poo.

HTH!

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Coco betaine is supposed to also remove silicone,and this ingredient is in many low poos.
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB

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