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Clarifying shampoo PLEASE HELP!!

Hi I'm a freshman in high school and we have to take gym this year. Swimming is one of the things we'll be doing and I'm terrified!! I don't want my hair to dry out & look crazy. Are there are sulfate free clarifying shampoos?! Thank you for your help!
Started my journey September 8th, 20138)
High Density, 4A Curls, Fine-Medium Strands, Normal- Low elasticity, Low/normal porosity
Current Hair-length: APL (straight)
Hair-length Goal: AP length when curly
Still trying to figure out my curly hair needs & regimen
"Confidence Is Beautiful":love5:

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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I use as I am curl clarity. Some people say it's too stripping for their taste, but it really cleans the hair of buildup well. It's sulfate free too
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • c0mpanionc0mpanion Posts: 40Registered Users
    Hi I'm a freshman in high school and we have to take gym this year. Swimming is one of the things we'll be doing and I'm terrified!! I don't want my hair to dry out & look crazy. Are there are sulfate free clarifying shampoos?! Thank you for your help!

    I completely recommend using the Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo. I was wary on buying it at first because it has a mild sulfate in it very low on the list of ingredients, but it doesn't strip your hair AT ALL (which is why we don't use detergents in the first place). It's strong enough to remove the chlorine and whatnot from your hair. I was pleasantly surprised when I used it for the first time. It removed all of the build-up that was causing problems with my curls. I'm in high school too and buying products can be a bit pricey when it comes to CG, and Elucence products are relatively inexpensive. I got a 10oz bottle of the clarifying shampoo for $6 on Curlmart, and since it's very concentrated, a dime sized amount of the shampoo can cleanse your entire head. It'll last forever! You can also buy a swimming cap that'll keep your hair relatively dry. Hope this helps. :mrgreen:
    Mod-CG since 11/24/13! :love6:
    Shoulder length, fine, low porosity, medium density, 2b&c/3a.
    Likes: Protein, Icequeen method, and occasional clarifying/
    low-poos
    due to super hard S. FL water!
    Dislikes: Too much product, glyercin/oils, heat!
    Favorites: GTTTT, EMBC, KCCC, BRHG, HETTM, KCKT!
    Experimenting with: CHS CK and cowashing!
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users
    I recently picked up curl junkie curl cleansing conditioner to remove hard water build up/minerals. It's also supposed to work well for swimmers. That being said, it's expensive but it's think and a little goes a long way!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    It's not clarifying you need (removing product build up) but chelating (removing mineral/ chlorine deposits). There is ION Swimmers shampoo and Malibu C sachets that chelate without sulphates.
    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
  • Zippytatiana9Zippytatiana9 Posts: 134Registered Users
    Thank you all so much! This really helped
    Started my journey September 8th, 20138)
    High Density, 4A Curls, Fine-Medium Strands, Normal- Low elasticity, Low/normal porosity
    Current Hair-length: APL (straight)
    Hair-length Goal: AP length when curly
    Still trying to figure out my curly hair needs & regimen
    "Confidence Is Beautiful":love5:
  • MarixpressMarixpress Posts: 91Registered Users
    May I suggest adding a "swimming" tag to this thread? :angel11:
    Day 1 of Curly Girl method: 10/5/13
    3b Mostly Normal Porosity. Medium Density, Fine to Medium Width, Medium Texture.
    SM Y&B TS and Condish. Ecostyler with Argan oil gel.
    Daughter: Long frizzy Swavy 2a turned Wavy Curvy 2B - thanks to Devachan, Low Porosity, Medium Texture, High Density
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Whatever you do, do NOT get the Aubrey Organics swimmer's shampoo. It feels absolutely terrible and left my hair tangly, dry and stripped.
    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

  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    Before you worry about getting pool chemicals out of your hair, address keeping them out. Saturating your hair with plain water will decrease the amount of pool water which can get into it. Adding a layer of co-wash conditioner once your hair is wet will give you even more protection. You'll also need to wear a cap, both to protect your hair, and also to keep conditioner from getting in the pool water. When you get out of the pool, just co-wash, and you should be fine. I've used this routine when I've been in the pool a couple of hours a week during the winter, and never noticed any deterioration in the condition of my hair.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • lovtanialovtania Posts: 60Registered Users
    Hello, I practice swimming and I also worry about my hair. I was researching the internet and I found Malibu C is a line for swimmers, sulfate-free. 'll Buy and then tell you my experience. Remember to wear a hat and use oil before entering to prevent the chlorine from penetrating into the hair. I hope you serve something.