Gentle Shampoo that wont cause RESIDUE?

playtonicbubbleplaytonicbubble Posts: 36Registered Users
I have been using Selsun Blue for the past two weeks and I have noticed although it seemed to be working in the beginning I have noticed that my hair is less curly on the top. It is as if the shampoo is stripping my curls and causing my hair to look frizzy. I also believe my scalp is really sensitive. Anytime I use certain products that are CG my hair becomes oily and white residue builds up after wards.
It’s hard to explain…I usually use deva low poo and the no poo and then L.A looks sports gel and plop or diffuse (not every day though. Mostly I air dry) but for some reason my hair is oily after several hours. Why is this? I make sure I rinse out enough.
What gentle shampoo can I use? That won’t cause white residue?
Curl Pattern:2c/3aFii
Texture: medium
Porosity: low to medium in the winter
Density: medium
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: flat top, no root curl, easily weighed down, protein sensitive
Hair ingredient likes: Honey,olive oil, deva low poo
Hair ingredient dislikes: coconut oil, wheat protein, hemp, henna, protein
Hair Twins: still seeking.


  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't have the ingredients for the Selsun Blue, but most likely it contains one of the stronger sulfates--that's why your hair would feel stripped and react by being frizzy. The white residue sounds like some kind of build up, or a reaction (to produce more oil to make up for what's being stripped.)

    I rarely use shampoo. When I do, I use the Donna Marie one. Cleansers It's very gentle and doesn't leave any residue.

    My salon carries the Deva products and I used to let them use the NoPoo before they changed the ingredients about 18 months ago. I find it very drying. I bring CJ Daily Fix when I go for my haircut/highlight. It's a cleansing conditioner that has Cocamidopropyl Betaine, a gentle sulfactant, and Tetrasodium EDTA, a chelating agent.

    If you use products and your hair/scalp become greasy so quickly, I'd suggest that you try other products.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix

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