Questions about clarifying...

dannegerousdannegerous Registered Users Posts: 70
So, I went to the salon last night and had my hair cut. I have now officially chopped off the last of the bleach damage!

My friend who does my hair is familiar with the routine I'm following and she very knowledgeable about CG, etc. She recommended that I clarify every few weeks.

So how do you guys clarify? In looking into clarifying shampoos, I knew I was going to see sulfates but all of them had 'cones as well. I don't see the point in clarifying with 'cones lol.
CG since May 2012
Curl Pattern: 2c, Texture: coarse, Porosity: low, Density: thick, Elasticity: low


  • Ml001Ml001 Registered Users Posts: 354
    I always clarified with BS/ACV.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • WavesnWheelsWavesnWheels Registered Users Posts: 64
    I've been clarifying with Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo.

    Ingredients: Water, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauryl sarcosinate, sea salt, polysorbate 20, peg-150 distearate, citric acid (derived from citrus), vinegar, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium chloride, botanical fragrance, phenoxyethanol.

    The citric acid and vinegar remove mineral buildup, and the sodium polystyrene sulfonate removes quats that are not removed by even sulfates (the curl chemist mentioned this ingredient in an article awhile back). My hair really loves clarifying, and I do it once a week, but i'm pretty low porosity.
    2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
    CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
    LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Registered Users Posts: 2,251 Curl Neophyte
    I low poo frequently so I rarely need to clarify. With that being said, I like to use Redken Fresh Curls as a gentle, sulfate shampoo.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • HairObsessedHairObsessed Registered Users Posts: 138 Curl Connoisseur
    I use a sulfate poo once a month to just kind of start over (I do use the occasional product with 'cones--not often, and I have hard water). My hair always looks awesome after I remove all of the build up! Much less frizzy. More often than once a month, and my hair gets too dried out though.

    I currently have the V05 clarifying shampoo. It's harsh though--definitely leaves the hair squeaky clean, so I've been looking into what I'll get for my next sulfate poo. It is surprisingly hard to find a sulfate poo without silicones! I've been investigating myself.
    Wave Pattern: 2A
    Hair Properties: Normal/Low Porosity, Medium Density, Medium Texture w/Fine Straight Underlayer
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals, Cure Care
    Low-poo: Renpure Brazilian Keratin
    Rinse Out & Leave In: Tresemme Naturals
    Gel: LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel

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