To spare anyone who doesn't want to read the entire thread:

I've done more research and Mop-C may be more prone to build up because the formulation does not contain a strong enough surfactant. Often when a product contains certain "hard to remove" ingredients the formulation will include some type of surfactant to ease removal. Again, not everyone will experience build up. It took me 3 weeks to have it catch up to me. See Post#55 for most recent update.

Mop-C Ingredients: Water (Aqua) (Eau), Steareth-21, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-11 VP/VA Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ascorbyl Palmitate (*Vitamin C), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (*Vitamin C), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract**, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract**, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract**, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA***, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil Caprylyl Glycol, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

Deva SMU-Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aqueos Extracts of: Achilea Millefolium, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Cymbopogon Schonanthus, Humulus Lupulos (Hops), Melissa Offcinalis (Balm Mint), Rosemarinus Offcinalis (Rosemary); Ceteareth-20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-5 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaco) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Oil, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Blue 1, Yellow 5

I thought it might be the polyquat 11 but CK has Polyquat 10 and I used TONS of it last summer with only co-washing???

This is exactly why I strongly believe in rotating products! I'm so ANNOYED because I've been using Mop-C every wash for about 3 weeks. This week I'v noticed my hair isn't soaking up water and I"m not getting that slippery feel in the shower. So I've done a Low Poo 3X this week but it's not helping. I did a sulphate poo and an ACV and it's STILL not much better my hair feels coated and kind of stiff?! Am I over washed and dry now? I don't look especially frizzy though???

Where do I go from here? Do I Low Poo tomorrow or is it better to leave it alone and low poo in 2 days? Another ACV??? I usually get rid of build up in one wash why is this lingering?? It just never ends!!!! One thing works and then another FAILS
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Last edited by DEL2C; 09-16-2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: Update on Research