I had that SM curl shampoo and for my hair it was not strong enough cleanser. I need all product out of my hair once a week bc I'm so prone to buildup. I actually found it is good for my shampoo to be slightly drying for my hair but not too harsh. My dc's do better with a clean slate. I like TJ's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo, SM purification mask and bentonite clay.
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