NYT & Sulfate-Free Shampoo

ShellyeShellye Registered Users Posts: 74
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/fashion/30Skin.html?pagewanted=1&ref=fashion

Out of curiosity, are any of you 4B ladies Curly Girl?
Black African Hair
There's only one like it in the world!

Preshampoo - Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
Shampoo - KC Come Clean
Condition - Joico Moisture Recovery
Leave In - KCKT, Kiehl's Formula 133
Seal - Jojoba Oil
Moisturize - Rosewater

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  • NeemsNeems Registered Users Posts: 88
    I did not actively try to seek out sulfate-free shampoos but so far those are the only products that don't completely dry my hair out. Washing with conditioner (cg method) did not work for me, the build-up on my scalp was terrible. I'm not jumping on another bandwagon simply because a celebrity hairstylist says so.

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  • ShellyeShellye Registered Users Posts: 74
    Same here, co-washing (and its buildup) didn't work for me either. I don't know how people do it.
    Black African Hair
    There's only one like it in the world!

    Preshampoo - Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
    Shampoo - KC Come Clean
    Condition - Joico Moisture Recovery
    Leave In - KCKT, Kiehl's Formula 133
    Seal - Jojoba Oil
    Moisturize - Rosewater
  • belwillcoilybelwillcoily Registered Users Posts: 303 Curl Neophyte
    Neems wrote: »
    I did not actively try to seek out sulfate-free shampoos but so far those are the only products that don't completely dry my hair out. Washing with conditioner (cg method) did not work for me, the build-up on my scalp was terrible. I'm not jumping on another bandwagon simply because a celebrity hairstylist says so.

    +1 To all of this!

    Sulfate shampoos definitely leave my hair feeling brillo paddish (as opposed to sulfate-free shampoos) but though just washing with conditioner was great for my hair it was horrid for my scalp. Even with my leave-in conditioner ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]KCKT[/buylink]), I am very, very careful to make sure to only apply it to my hair strands unless I want to experience a virtual snow storm of flakes on my scalp.
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    Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
  • violetmauvevioletmauve Registered Users Posts: 177
    I don't follow the curly girl method. I use a sulfate free shampoo as a regular shampoo and a sulfate one for clarifying. I can't use conditioner only.
  • AlikaIssaAlikaIssa Banned Banned Users Posts: 339
    I occasionally use a conditioner to cleanse my hair - it depends on what products I have used during the week.

    If I use light products that do not cause build up I use a home made conditioning cleanser using 6% btms 6% aloe vera juice and 5 % coconut oil with 83% water.

    If I use heavy oils (castor) and butters on my hair, I will have to use a sulfate free shampoo to ensure that I do not get any build up. I am currently using Naked Rescue Intensive Care Shampoo (http://www.nakedbodycare.co.uk/products.html?p=3) it's designed for frizzy, damaged hair but you don't have to have damaged hair to use it. I always get defined curls when I use this shampoo.
  • Booker Ts MamaBooker Ts Mama Registered Users Posts: 670
    When I first went natural, I tried to co-wash, but my scalp wasn't having it. Every conditioner I tried made my scalp itch like crazy. But, I did discover that Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner used as a co-wash works out well for my hair. I also like the Curls for Target Curl Cleansing Cream. Other than those two, I use a sulfate free shampoo once a week. Shampooing is a must for me.

  • blackguitargirlblackguitargirl Registered Users Posts: 492
    When I used to WnG, I co-washed every other day until my hair started to get some length. Now I shampoo and condition once a week with sulfate-free products.
    4a/4b
    last relaxer dec. 2007
    BC dec 29, 2008
    :headbang: 4 years natural!
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  • Mo_Gemini22Mo_Gemini22 Registered Users Posts: 485
    I tried it for a little but my scalp was not happy. I use a sulfate free shampoo (Giovanni Smooth as Silk) once a week and a tea tree shampoo once a month to clarify (Giovanni Tea tree).
    Last relaxer - July 07
    BC - 8/2/08
    4B headband-holic
    Products in rotation (too many!):
    Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
    Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
    Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
    Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
    Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
    Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie

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