Build up from water in another area?

I just got home from Florida and my hair feels like it has a film on it. My normal summer gel couldn't beat the humidity there either. I'm wondering if I had insta-build up from the water (I have a shower filter). Is that possible? If so, do I need to use a sulfate? Thanks, everyone!


  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Florida has really hard water. If there wasn't a filter where you stayed, you want to chelate. Look for a product with EDTA (CJ Daily Fix is one) or some other chelating ingredient.
    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
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I live in FL. I use Kinky Curly Come Clean, diluted 2:1 ratio distilled or filtered water to shampoo and it removes the minerals without stripping my hair.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder

  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users
    Not sure what chelate is, but I feel better knowing that I'm not crazy! I'm going to use a low poo to start and if that doesn't work I'll try one of your ideas. Thank you!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Chelate is remove mineral build up from hard water or chlorine from swimming. Sulphates clarify, that is remove product build up.

    To effectively chelate you want a product with two or three chelating agents, at the right concentrations. Any old product containing EDTA won't cut it.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users
    Any recommendations for a product with more than one chelating agent that is sulfate free? Low poo didn't cut feels straw like after I low pooed and used GVP conditioning balm. I have fine 2c/3a hair if that helps. No chemical treatments...not even color.
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users that is available in a drugstore preferably, but I'll buy online if I have to.

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