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You know it's time to clean your scalp when?...

dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
Recently I was browsing on Ginaloveslanguages84 fotki page:hiding:, she just hit her 2 year mark and has great progress, she thanks her simple regimen for her success which consist of the following;
-Keep your scalp clean (check out my product album for my application method)
-Keep your hair moisturized
-Keep your hair protected (low manipulation styles are ideal for length retention)

I am already up on game with moister and low manipulation but I'm still rusty on the cleansing of scalp; I only co wash and on cleanse days i use to do my bentonite clay method, however, I still get itchy scalp so recently I made a mix from my kitchen; its included baking soda, salt and my vo5 clarifyer, I applied it to my scalp and began to massage, it left my scalp soo cleanse w/0 itching feeling then i rinse with ACV rinse? . So when do you know your scalp is clean? and is ACV rinse enough to clean the scalp or do I need to keep up with this new method.

thanks ladies!
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    I know my scalp is clean when its clear and not itchy. If my scalp has residue on it , it has a slight film look to it
  • LhoreSpencerLhoreSpencer Posts: 474Registered Users
    Why do you need baking soda, sea salt, and a clarifier to clean your scalp? Plus an ACV rinse? Would you use these same items on your body skin to help you get clean? Remember your scalp is an extension of your skin. You may be using too many abrasive and caustic items at one time, which may dry out your scalp and cause more harm than good. I understand you want a clean scalp, but wouldn't a simple shampoo or perhaps your baking soda mix be sufficient enough to cleanse?
    To answer your ?, I cleanse my scalp and hair weekly with moisturizing shampoo, I clarify my hair every 4-6 weeks, and cleanse my hair every 3 days to prevent product buildup with a simple co-wash.
    I'd cut back on the strong ingredients and just focus on the method used to clean the scalp (i.e. using your finger pads and massaging the scalp), and the frequency (once a week or every 3-4 days).
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  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    A good test is simply part your hair in a few sections or even just put your fingers in there at random and run your ringer nail down your scalp...if anything comes off on your fingers or nails.. your scalp is dirty.

    Just so you know... if you don't already.. there are sulfate silicone free shampoos on the market (in the drug store) that are very gentle that are great for people with curly hair.

    A few are Trader Joe's Moisturizing Shampoo, any of the Burts Bees Wax Poos, Giovanni poos, Alba.

    How often do you use that Bentonite Clay stuff ? Cause I would think someone would want to actually WASH their hair at the very minimum once a week and are you supposed to use Bentonite Clay once a week ?

    I'm not telling you not to do the baking soda deal because what you chose to do with your hair is up to you ...but frankly I don't see the point when you can just buy a sulfate free and silicone free poo and clean your scalp..then condition your hair like normal. And it's not hassle with any concoctions of baking soda, salt, and then conditioner on top of it...yikes!

    Also do you use any sort of leave ins ? Cause often times if they get on the scalp they can cause itching because of certain ingredients in them.
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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Why do you need baking soda, sea salt, and a clarifier to clean your scalp? Plus an ACV rinse? Would you use these same items on your body skin to help you get clean? Remember your scalp is an extension of your skin. You may be using too many abrasive and caustic items at one time, which may dry out your scalp and cause more harm than good. I understand you want a clean scalp, but wouldn't a simple shampoo or perhaps your baking soda mix be sufficient enough to cleanse?
    To answer your ?, I cleanse my scalp and hair weekly with moisturizing shampoo, I clarify my hair every 4-6 weeks, and cleanse my hair every 3 days to prevent product buildup with a simple co-wash.
    I'd cut back on the strong ingredients and just focus on the method used to clean the scalp (i.e. using your finger pads and massaging the scalp), and the frequency (once a week or every 3-4 days).
    HTH
    to answer ur question i use these products b/c i have read on countless natural websites that they help cleanse the scalp, i can understand using all of them together my be a little bit much so i plan to cut back, the reason i have not gone out and brought a shampoo is b/c i cant afford to buy a 12oz bottle for $12. Until I am i plan 2 mix things up from my kitchen. Thanks for the suggestions:thumbleft:
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  • LhoreSpencerLhoreSpencer Posts: 474Registered Users
    Just curious... do you use all 3 of them at the same time or do you vary them?
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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    A good test is simply part your hair in a few sections or even just put your fingers in there at random and run your ringer nail down your scalp...if anything comes off on your fingers or nails.. your scalp is dirty.:wav:

    Just so you know... if you don't already.. there are sulfate silicone free shampoos on the market (in the drug store) that are very gentle that are great for people with curly hair.

    A few are Trader Joe's Moisturizing Shampoo, any of the Burts Bees Wax Poos, Giovanni poos, Alba.

    How often do you use that Bentonite Clay stuff ? Cause I would think someone would want to actually WASH their hair at the very minimum once a week and are you supposed to use Bentonite Clay once a week ?

    I'm not telling you not to do the baking soda deal because what you chose to do with your hair is up to you ...but frankly I don't see the point when you can just buy a sulfate free and silicone free poo and clean your scalp..then condition your hair like normal. And it's not hassle with any concoctions of baking soda, salt, and then conditioner on top of it...yikes!

    Also do you use any sort of leave ins ? Cause often times if they get on the scalp they can cause itching because of certain ingredients in them.
    I havent done a bentonite clay wash in a while i use to do it monthly, i co wash my hair weekly. I would get the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink] seeing that ive heard great reviews on it but like i told my sista above from u I just cant afford a $12 shampoo. I tried trader joes tea tree tripple tingling condish and didnt like it so didnt bother trying other products on that line. I think i need to just stop the madness, save up and buy the shampoo. also i always use an oil as a leave in, yesterday i used my afro detangler leave in but i never apply my leave ins directly to my scalp thanks for your tips
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Just curious... do you use all 3 of them at the same time or do you vary them?
    I did this method for the first time last week and i mixed all of them together:error:.
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    hair goal
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    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • HipsterSoulHipsterSoul Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    Acv cleanses the scalp but baking soda tends to leave it filmy, at least from my experience.

    Why not just use a shampoo to cleanse the scalp?
  • qteeqtee Posts: 163Registered Users
    I know my scalp is dirty when it itches and I scratch and there is crap in my nails..then it time to wash my hair..with shampoo (non-sulfate)..
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    i shampoo once per week. i don't use silicones but i use thick, rich, buttery and/or heavy products that cause build-up. my scalp doesn't really itch but my hair doesn't act 'right'.
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  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    A good test is simply part your hair in a few sections or even just put your fingers in there at random and run your ringer nail down your scalp...if anything comes off on your fingers or nails.. your scalp is dirty.

    Just so you know... if you don't already.. there are sulfate silicone free shampoos on the market (in the drug store) that are very gentle that are great for people with curly hair.

    A few are Trader Joe's Moisturizing Shampoo, any of the Burts Bees Wax Poos, Giovanni poos, Alba.

    How often do you use that Bentonite Clay stuff ? Cause I would think someone would want to actually WASH their hair at the very minimum once a week and are you supposed to use Bentonite Clay once a week ?

    I'm not telling you not to do the baking soda deal because what you chose to do with your hair is up to you ...but frankly I don't see the point when you can just buy a sulfate free and silicone free poo and clean your scalp..then condition your hair like normal. And it's not hassle with any concoctions of baking soda, salt, and then conditioner on top of it...yikes!

    Also do you use any sort of leave ins ? Cause often times if they get on the scalp they can cause itching because of certain ingredients in them.

    the bolded is exactly when i know its shampoo time.. i get itchy scalp as my hair gets "dirtier" & when i scratch & get residue under my nails.. i know its time to shampoo..

    i do one midweek shampoo (scalp only) + cowash & a full head shampoo on the weekends before i DT, those two for me are enough to keep away the itchies.

    & that baking soda combo sounds real complicated it seems easier to just use a shampoo. I use the bolded with good results, the ALBA is more expensive but gentle.. another good one is a castille soap like dr.bronners or whole foods brand (even trader joes) a bottle will run you abt $10 but you only need a little to get a good lather & theyre very cleansing so one should last you a long time!
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  • Eighty7Eighty7 Posts: 109Registered Users
    its pretty much clean when you scratch your scalp and nothing is under your nails.

    I usually shampoo my hair once every two or three weeks to get the conditioner build up out.
    Giovanni shampoo works fine, you really dont have to use a lot of shampoo when cleanising your hair because you mainly focus on your scalp..so the bottle should last a while plus youre not using it everyday..just every so often when you feel like you have build up.
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  • princesasosweetprincesasosweet Posts: 38Registered Users
    I just use sulfate free shampoos and when my scalp is on fire and itching, I do a brown sugar scalp scrub and I may do an ACV rinse after if I have product build up. If you want to clarify, ACV rinses are the way to go!
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Eighty7 wrote: »
    its pretty much clean when you scratch your scalp and nothing is under your nails.

    I usually shampoo my hair once every two or three weeks to get the conditioner build up out.
    Giovanni shampoo works fine, you really dont have to use a lot of shampoo when cleanising your hair because you mainly focus on your scalp..so the bottle should last a while plus youre not using it everyday..just every so often when you feel like you have build up.
    That does it im getting this shampoo, they are sold @ wal mart next to my house
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    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    I just use sulfate free shampoos and when my scalp is on fire and itching, I do a brown sugar scalp scrub and I may do an ACV rinse after if I have product build up. If you want to clarify, ACV rinses are the way to go!
    Good tip thanks sis!:toothy2:
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    *putting on my lab coat*

    I just HAVE to say this....ACV does NOT clean the scalp. It does NOT remove buildup. What it does is changes the PH of the hair and scalp, which closes the open cuticles on the hair, which makes it FEEL cleaner and behave better. But it is not "cleaning" your hair or scalp.

    Also, be careful using baking soda on your hair and following up with ACV. Using a heavy basic product (baking soda) followed by an acidic product (ACV) is not good for the structural intergity of your hair.
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    *putting on my lab coat*

    I just HAVE to say this....ACV does NOT clean the scalp. It does NOT remove buildup. What it does is changes the PH of the hair and scalp, which closes the open cuticles on the hair, which makes it FEEL cleaner and behave better. But it is not "cleaning" your hair or scalp.

    Also, be careful using baking soda on your hair and following up with ACV. Using a heavy basic product (baking soda) followed by an acidic product (ACV) is not good for the structural intergity of your hair.
    patience of a saint :flower:
    i have seen you type this over and over.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    I know. I wish I could track down the first person online that posted that and make them eat some dirt for spreading misinformation!

    Think of it like the blinds on your window. When the sun is too bright...you close them to try and block out the sun. When you rinse with ACV, the cuticles on the surface of the hair close/tighten up to prevent more of the acidic solution from entering the hair shaft. Once the cuticles are laying down, the hair strands feel smoother. But that's not the same as it CLEANING your hair...or removing buildup.

    Using baking soda, salt AND ACV on your hair....you might as well go on ahead and use a sulfate shampoo.
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    *putting on my lab coat*

    I just HAVE to say this....ACV does NOT clean the scalp. It does NOT remove buildup. What it does is changes the PH of the hair and scalp, which closes the open cuticles on the hair, which makes it FEEL cleaner and behave better. But it is not "cleaning" your hair or scalp.

    Also, be careful using baking soda on your hair and following up with ACV. Using a heavy basic product (baking soda) followed by an acidic product (ACV) is not good for the structural intergity of your hair.

    You are too cute! Yes, I read you saying that about ACV QUITE some time ago and I listened!! B/c it closes cuticles, it does make hair look shinier, right? I like how shiny my hair is after...

    When my scalp is dirty my leave-in looks like it's getting "stuck" on my scalp b/c there's other ish on there. I also use shampoo; dee-nature I know you said you didn't want to spend $12 on shampoo, but I only need to use a little bit, while I use a TON of conditioner, so shampoos last me a long time. The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky Curly Come Clean[/buylink] is too clarifying (ie stripping) for me, but I use it every once in awhile. Right now I'm using this plant shampoo for growth that Naturalista put me on. I would like more moisture, but it's not bad. I find poo bars to be more moisturizing.

    Also...confession. I really miss Cream of Nature!
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  • pretebrowneyespretebrowneyes Posts: 248Registered Users
    *putting on my lab coat*

    I just HAVE to say this....ACV does NOT clean the scalp. It does NOT remove buildup. What it does is changes the PH of the hair and scalp, which closes the open cuticles on the hair, which makes it FEEL cleaner and behave better. But it is not "cleaning" your hair or scalp.

    Also, be careful using baking soda on your hair and following up with ACV. Using a heavy basic product (baking soda) followed by an acidic product (ACV) is not good for the structural intergity of your hair.

    *puts on glasses and starts to make notes*

    Ok, this it the exact OPPOSITE of what I've always read pertaining to clarifying natural hair. So....the whole "baking soda to cleanse, ACV to rinse/clarify/seal cuticles" method is wrong? Please school me oh Chemically Wise One ;-)
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    i keep hearing about cream of nature.

    also, curlmart is having a sale on elucence shampoo. $6
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  • pretebrowneyespretebrowneyes Posts: 248Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    i keep hearing about cream of nature.

    also, curlmart is having a sale on elucence shampoo. $6

    Which Creme of Nature? I've heard good things about that one too. I've also heard that Elasta QP has a good sulfate-free shampoo...I'm getting that this weekend at Sally's.
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    DC- GVP Conditioning Balm
    PT- GVP K-Pak reconstructor
    Leave in- Giovanni Direct leave-in *with kimmaytube recipe*
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    i keep hearing about cream of nature.

    also, curlmart is having a sale on elucence shampoo. $6

    Which Creme of Nature? I've heard good things about that one too. I've also heard that Elasta QP has a good sulfate-free shampoo...I'm getting that this weekend at Sally's.

    Cream of Nature is (was?) the best shampoo EVAH. Just the regular one for normal hair. When I had a relaxer it was really the only shampoo that didn't dry out my hair! Hmmm...I thought it had cones but maybe not?

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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    OK I am late to this discussion, but where does one pay $12 for 12 oz of shampoo? I buy my Giovanni shampoo@ Ross or Marshalls/TJ Maxx and it's $12.99 for a LITER and about $5 for the small bottle you can hold in your hand - no more than drugstore 'poo. At my local health food store, it's $5.99 for the small bottle too. The Giovanni shampoos are the sulfate-free, silicone-free kind every one is recommending (except for the clarifying shampoo). EO shampoos are available at Ross/Marshall's as well, for cheaper ($9.99 for a liter, $2.99 or $3.99 for 8 oz) and not much more in the health food stores. Plenty of quality 'poo to be had.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    Cream of Nature was the ISH. I stocked up when I heard it was being reformulated. I STILL have like 3 bottles in a box in my linen closet...lol.

    I must admit though...while my stuff was in storage while I was purchasing and repairing my house, I started using SLS shampoo and while it does strip the hair a bit...its not the evil hair monster that its made out to be. As long as you follow up with a good conditioner...you should be fine using SLS every now and then.
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  • threesnappsthreesnapps Posts: 40Registered Users
    dee-nature wrote: »
    A good test is simply part your hair in a few sections or even just put your fingers in there at random and run your ringer nail down your scalp...if anything comes off on your fingers or nails.. your scalp is dirty.:wav:

    Just so you know... if you don't already.. there are sulfate silicone free shampoos on the market (in the drug store) that are very gentle that are great for people with curly hair.

    A few are Trader Joe's Moisturizing Shampoo, any of the Burts Bees Wax Poos, Giovanni poos, Alba.

    How often do you use that Bentonite Clay stuff ? Cause I would think someone would want to actually WASH their hair at the very minimum once a week and are you supposed to use Bentonite Clay once a week ?

    I'm not telling you not to do the baking soda deal because what you chose to do with your hair is up to you ...but frankly I don't see the point when you can just buy a sulfate free and silicone free poo and clean your scalp..then condition your hair like normal. And it's not hassle with any concoctions of baking soda, salt, and then conditioner on top of it...yikes!

    Also do you use any sort of leave ins ? Cause often times if they get on the scalp they can cause itching because of certain ingredients in them.
    I havent done a bentonite clay wash in a while i use to do it monthly, i co wash my hair weekly. I would get the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink] seeing that ive heard great reviews on it but like i told my sista above from u I just cant afford a $12 shampoo. I tried trader joes tea tree tripple tingling condish and didnt like it so didnt bother trying other products on that line. I think i need to just stop the madness, save up and buy the shampoo. also i always use an oil as a leave in, yesterday i used my afro detangler leave in but i never apply my leave ins directly to my scalp thanks for your tips

    I think Marah Mizrahi was recommending the Trader Joe's NourishSpa line. That's the one I use; their shampoo and conditioner are $2.99 each (16.9 oz).
  • LhoreSpencerLhoreSpencer Posts: 474Registered Users
    Cream of Nature with the green writing was my go too shampoo back when I was relaxed. Sometimes, I think of using it now just to see what would happen.

    It's so interesting how the right information can be misconstrued... kinda like the telephone game.
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    Falling deeper and deeper and deeper in :love4: with my beautiful mixture of springy, tight coils and super duper kinks.

    *SIGH* Alas, I've come to accept my shrinkage and fairy knots :angry7:

    There are no magic potions, concoctions, elixirs, or pills for hair growth, weight loss, or financial independence... so stop looking for a quick fix!!!
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    for the past week, I've always had stuff under my nails....and I'm using sulfate free shampoo...:sad1:
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    dee-nature wrote: »
    Eighty7 wrote: »
    its pretty much clean when you scratch your scalp and nothing is under your nails.

    I usually shampoo my hair once every two or three weeks to get the conditioner build up out.
    Giovanni shampoo works fine, you really dont have to use a lot of shampoo when cleanising your hair because you mainly focus on your scalp..so the bottle should last a while plus youre not using it everyday..just every so often when you feel like you have build up.
    That does it im getting this shampoo, they are sold @ wal mart next to my house

    Also try burt's bees they are like seven or eight buck i belive. BB means business when it comes to getting the grime and dirt of your scalp
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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    ellepixie wrote: »
    *putting on my lab coat*

    I just HAVE to say this....ACV does NOT clean the scalp. It does NOT remove buildup. What it does is changes the PH of the hair and scalp, which closes the open cuticles on the hair, which makes it FEEL cleaner and behave better. But it is not "cleaning" your hair or scalp.

    Also, be careful using baking soda on your hair and following up with ACV. Using a heavy basic product (baking soda) followed by an acidic product (ACV) is not good for the structural intergity of your hair.

    You are too cute! Yes, I read you saying that about ACV QUITE some time ago and I listened!! B/c it closes cuticles, it does make hair look shinier, right? I like how shiny my hair is after...

    When my scalp is dirty my leave-in looks like it's getting "stuck" on my scalp b/c there's other ish on there. I also use shampoo; dee-nature I know you said you didn't want to spend $12 on shampoo, but I only need to use a little bit, while I use a TON of conditioner, so shampoos last me a long time. The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky Curly Come Clean[/buylink] is too clarifying (ie stripping) for me, but I use it every once in awhile. Right now I'm using this plant shampoo for growth that Naturalista put me on. I would like more moisture, but it's not bad. I find poo bars to be more moisturizing.

    Also...confession. I really miss Cream of Nature!
    I see what u mean about not having to use a lot so its worth the price I will deff be looking something in the stores cus shipping is not nice. I don't know if its the summer but lately its been hard for me to get my scalp clean, I tried the nails on scalp method y'all taught me and I still see build up, I think it my last attempt with eco styler that has to be it b/c I don't use a lot of products packed on top of each other to avoid this issue all I had in my hair was avacado oil and the gel, I have used this oil many times b4 my hairs oils so I know it wasn't it, so I blame it on the gel.
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