Chelating poo?

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  • 1 Post By Jas76

Is it a good idea to use one every once in a while? Like even once a year? I haven't used one in YEARS, and that was to get rid of chlorine from swimming.

But I have hard water, which is city-chlorinated, etc. I read today in a thread about hard water (I think?) about using a chelating poo, and I thought maybe I could benefit from that?

But aren't they harsh? And does anyone have any recommendations?
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Kathymack helped to educate me on this before. The ingredient EDTA is one to remove chemical buldup(citric acid also helps but not as effective) and those of chlorine and rust. I know the two CJ cleansers have EDTA in them. The ION swimmers at sallys has EDTA and is CG friendly. There are several shampoos that have EDTA but not CG friendly. I find the cleansers with EDTA in them to not be drying at all. I think thatís how you know if you really need it or not. My hair gets frizzy, easily tangled, feels dry, and is limp but when I use the cleanser I get soft, shiny, and bouncy hair. You can get the ION swimmer in a sample packet. If you have hard water, give it a go. If you get dry and tangled hair after, then you might not have that much build-up. I use CJ gentle cleanser weekly (EDTA is very low on the ingredient list), and use the ION swimmer once to twice a month. My water is HORRIBLE!!!!
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
CJ Daily Fix has EDTA in it. It's a cleansing conditioner with coco b in it. I used to do the generic Nexus Aloe Rid once a year. I think it has SLS in it. I stopped doing it because I never seemed to really need it. A few months ago, my hair wasn't "good." Not sure it was the heaviness of the SM products I tried, or the gelatin PT two weeks in a row. My hair just seemed "coated" with something. Lowpoo(s) didn't seem to fix it, so I did the Aloe Rid. Hair was a little dry, but it got back to usual in no time.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Thanks, everyone! Very helpful!

I need to make a pilgrimage to Sally's soon - lol! So I'll add Ion Swimmers to the list!
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2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Picked up some more of the Ion swimmers clarifying treatment (its powder that u mix with water). I used 2 packs with 3ozs of bottle water. All I can say is wow!!! My hair was like butter, soo soft feeling, not dry or tangled. Will see how it behaves in the am for styling.

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2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
Please keep us posted!! It's on my list for stuff from Sally's on my next trip!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Wanted to give my hair a few times of styling before I posted. It really has changed my hair. My underlayers are definitely more wavy, while before they were straight and kind of strangely. My top crown area was very frizzy and greasey looking. All most all of the frizz is gone and left with soft more voluminous hair

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2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
Shelly- So is it a conditioner or almost like a rinse? Do you leave it in for a while? Since we're practically neighbors, lol, I have hard water too and with swimming season upon us, I want to be prepared.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I'm curious, too! It's in my Sally's cart right now, but I saw there were lots of ion swimmers products!

This is the powder packet you mix with water, right? Do you use it instead of shampoo? With shampoo? Does it foam at all? Was it easy to distribute? If I have long, thick(but layered) hair would I need two??

Take us through the process!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Lol..ok ok..its the ion swimmers PACKET(powder). I did use 2 packets just to make sure I had enough. So the directions say to mix with 1oz of water..so I used 2 packets with 2ozs of distilled water. .placed it in a water bottle to mix it up and brought the bottle with me in the shower. I then finger detangeled my hair (with just shower water). I did NOT pre-shampoo. I just poured a little bit of the water mix into my hands and distributed throughout til i used it all. At this point my hair felt like butter, super soft, and sea-weedy-so I knew it was long overdue. I then clipped up my hair finished my routine and then rinsed (probably about 10mins). I then did a light protein treatment with heat (used shescentit okra reconstructer) and rinsed. That's it I think the packets are 2.99 each

Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews

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