Diluting a sulfate shampoo?

Rawr4CookiezRawr4Cookiez Registered Users Posts: 35
​So, I just got a shampoo called "Elucence Volume Clarifying shampoo". I saw a lot of great reviews on it but also saw it had sulfate. Do you think I could dilute it if it's to harsh?

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Plenty on long hair forums do.
    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
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Registered Users Posts: 1,275 Curl Connoisseur
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Registered Users Posts: 610 Curl Neophyte
    I recently purchased this shampoo as well; I've only used it a couple times so it's hard to say for certain yet, but I really like it. I actually found it less harsh than the low poos I've tried (like Shea Moisture and Mop Top). It had never occurred to me to try diluting it, but now I want to try and see if I like that even more.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • country_curlycountry_curly Registered Users Posts: 35
    Yess this is actually how I'm "transitioning" into full CG. I pour a little of my sulfate herbal essences into a small puddle of suave naturals conditioner and give my scalp/roots a good scrub. I've been doing this probably a week and a half and not only do just feel better about my hair but I've noticed that my hair is less greasy, like I can go longer (probably like a day longer, but it's a huge difference) without washing my hair. Also, if I do need a good clarifying shampoo, I do a pre-poo coconut oil treatment, so I have that extra barrier. :)
    Maybe someday I'll be fully CG but for now, I like what I'm doing. :)

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    It's not wise to mix anionic shampoo and cationic conditioner. That can combine to form compounds that build up on hair.

    Dilute with water or even add a little natural oil (in small batches, do not contaminate the whole bottle).
    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
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    I always dilute my sulfate shampoos. I even dilute my Deva Lo Poo. Good idea!:flower:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • country_curlycountry_curly Registered Users Posts: 35
    It's not wise to mix anionic shampoo and cationic conditioner. That can combine to form compounds that build up on hair.

    Dilute with water or even add a little natural oil (in small batches, do not contaminate the whole bottle).

    I rinse everything out thoroughly.
    Also, diluting with water isn't going to give me that lathery slip that I need to scrub with. My hairs already wet, so I don't see how diluting with water would work, really.

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  • anonymous_168504anonymous_168504 Registered Users Posts: 9
    A ton of years ago I read in a hair care book written by an expert that since most shampoos were very concentrated he advised always diluting them with water, so right then I began doing it in a small applicator bottle at each use; this made application so much easier, especially for my children, it also stretched the shampoo a lot and minimized scalp irritation.

    The same expert said that he suspected most COs were also too concentrated, so this may be something to consider for those who tend to get build-up easily.

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