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what shampoo do you use to maintain your bkt?

i'm thinking about trying aubrey organics honeysuckle rose.
Naturally soft but dull, mixed porosity, doesn't like heavy protein, but does like heavy oil and butters.

Currently only use a sudsy shampoo 3x a week
Homemade oil blend
Kevin murphy motion lotion (need something else)

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  • helloyellowbirdhelloyellowbird Banned Posts: 1,632Banned Users
    I was wondering same thing. Can I use Giovanni or Suave?
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  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
    It has sea salt in it, as many of the "all natural" shampoos do. Don't do it! Suave I've heard has Pottassium Chloride in it, and one BKTer on the forum is wary of this ingredient as well.

    Want to play it safe? Use a bkt shampoo and conditioner. You can get them for pretty cheap on ebay/amazon or even folica.com
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  • BKTBKT Posts: 13Registered Users
    The best option is use shampoos and conditioners specially designed for those clients with the treatment on. You should avoid products that conteins salt. Sodium Chloride is the ingredient you should avoid.
  • pixie2pixie2 Posts: 7Registered Users
    I've had great results with the Organix line.
  • Shrub MonkeyShrub Monkey Posts: 21Registered Users
    I don't have any specific shampoos or cons for this treatment so am just going to wash it with conditioner that I always use. (doesn't contain any salt)
    I figure as its not a permanent treatment and my hair will go back to it's old self I'm not going to do anything to it I wouldn't on my curly hair.
    Am washing mine out tonight.
    If I'd paid a salon price for this treatment I'd probably use a specific shampoo on it.
  • SpookyChanSpookyChan Posts: 27Registered Users
    This will sounds crazy - but you can also use Cetaphil Daily Facial cleanser as shampoo. I had a mega allergic reaction to a salt free shampoo from the health food store, and in desperation used this instead since it's super gentle. It works surprisingly well, but probably isn't strong enough if you use a lots of products and/or silicone.

    Ingredients:
    Water Purified, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth 20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance, Panthenol, PEG 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben
  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
    is probably okay for people who don't use any products. I had to discontinue my use of cetaphil for my face because it couldn't wash off my bare minerals foundation.
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  • leslie645leslie645 Posts: 5Registered Users
    Cetaphil has SLS...midway down the ingredient list. So dont use with a BKT.
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  • leslie645leslie645 Posts: 5Registered Users
    I just used Zotos Anti-Aging Shampoo (from Sally's). Its salt and sulfate free. My hair feels great. And my BKT is still intact!!!
    I am around 3 weeks into my BKT...I have only been cowashing with Suave, but felt I needed to use a shampoo this one time. I conditioned with the Suave. So, anyhoooo~ a big thumbs up for the Zotos shampoo, in regards to bkt.

    cheers
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    This bkt thing is WONDERFUL...for the first time...I actually love my hair. It flows and moves like SILK.
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