View Poll Results: What should I buy?
Elucence MB shampoo 7 63.64%
Giovanni 50:50 shampoo 1 9.09%
something else 3 27.27%
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I can't decide!

What shampoo should I buy?

ETA: If you chose the 'something else' option, please suggest something else if you can!
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

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Are you wanting sulfate-free?

Elucence has a milder sulfate, but it's still a sulfate.

What part of the US is "vacationland" in? I'm trying to decide if your summers warrent a sulfate-free.

I actually use HCC in summer only because it helped so much with frizz by not robbing me of any moisture I needed to fight the humidity.
Are you wanting sulfate-free?

Elucence has a milder sulfate, but it's still a sulfate.

What part of the US is "vacationland" in? I'm trying to decide if your summers warrent a sulfate-free.

I actually use HCC in summer only because it helped so much with frizz by not robbing me of any moisture I needed to fight the humidity.
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
Always love your input! Yes, I'm preferrably wanting something sulfate-free. I can't remember if I used HCC last summer so that's why I'm hesitant. Vactionland is Maine. The southern part, not that it makes a difference.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
Always love your input!
Originally Posted by Doodles
Thanks!

Are you within 30 miles of the coast of Maine?

If so, I'd say go with HCC because of the salty air. Living in FL vs a year in MO, I learned the difference in humidity that was stagnant (MO) and salty (FL).
Yes, I'm in that 30 mile range. That's weird! I wouldn't think 30 miles would make that much of a difference.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

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I made a mistake! Where I live right now is close to 30 miles from the coast. However, we're going to be moving next month and it's going to be over that 30 mile mark. I just wanted to clarify that.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I read above that you prefer something that is sulfate free... but the Elucence Moisture Benefits shampoo is simply amazing! If you don't give it a try now, make sure you do so in the future.
3a, BSL, color treated/highlighted, fine strands (but lots of them), high porosity
Routine: Modified CG, protein lover
Location: South Florida


I'm a curly-headed runner, triathlete and foodie! Sweat, chlorine, sun... my hair gets tortured by it daily. It somehow always manages to 'bounce' another day!
Just wondering if you are looking for a moisture filled one? Or a clarifying one? Is your hair very dry? Is your scalp very dry?

Not that I would be able to give you a list of products based on your answers to the above, but I could give it a shot
2C/3A auburn hair.
between shoulders and BSL
Meezer-I'm really tempted to buy it. I like the MB conditioner so there's a good chance I'd like this. If not, I know someone who will gladly take it off my hands.

miacurl- I don't think I have a dry scalp (wouldn't it itch?) and I know my hair isn't dry. I guess I'm just looking for a happy medium. I want something that cleans but doesn't strip and I want some moisture but not to much since my hair gets weighed down easily.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I have read good things about the one Meezer mentioned. Although, I never have used it.

I am a great help, aren't I??
2C/3A auburn hair.
between shoulders and BSL
mia :P I know it has a sulfate in it but I'm not totally turned off by it, just as long as it's gentle and mild.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
Okay, here I go trying to save ya money, Doodles.

Elucence is owned by Kenra. Elucence's phone number is 1-800-428-8073. Call and ask about their Moisture poo. Ask about the gentler sulfate and how gentle it is. Then ask for a sample. They're very generous with samples. I have picked up that the more you ask (detailed questions), the more samples they send. Oh, and point out that you don't have a local place to get Elucence (there isn't a Maine distributor... I just looked at http://www.elucence.com/distribution.html) so that's why you want to try it first.

As for being near the beach, if you are within approximately 30 miles of the beach, you will have saltier air that is more drying. In summer, heat expands pores, and hair seems to be no exception in that the cuticle seems less tight than winter and therefore more susceptable to the salty air having an effect. I'd say using HCC is probably the way to go, but with the free sample (and these are 2oz-sized, multiple-use samples), you can compare for yourself.
Have you tried the No-poo of Devacurl? Low Poo makes me itchy after consistent use. No-poo never bothers me. Also, Ouidad has a clear and gentle poo (I think that is the name) for color treated hair. It may (probably has) a sulfate in there somewhere. But if you coat your hair with conditioner, with any cleansers, you should be fine. I did not have great luck with one of the Giovanni poos--again don't recall which one The Deva No poo and the Ouidad ones don't bother my scalp or hair. Trader Joes Nourish is good, but again, I get itchy. Don't know why. I "cleanse" (as Lush refers to it) about once per week. And I coat my hair prior to this with conditioner. I have tried alot of health food stores conditioners and shampoos over the years to no avail. I'm a redhead--we are sensitive

HTH
2C/3A auburn hair.
between shoulders and BSL
Have you tried the No-poo of Devacurl?
Originally Posted by miacurl
No, but it's a thought!
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!

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