Cleanse Pre-CG

russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I know before I start CG I need to do a cleanse to rid my hair of silicones and such. Any good recs for a good shampoo to use for those purposes?
2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

Current Products:
Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran

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  • EdieEdie Posts: 30Registered Users
    Any sulfate shampoo or a shampoo with cocamidopropyl betaine would be fine. A sulfate shampoo would probably be the best way to go, since it will absolutely rid your hair of all types of silicones.
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So I'm guessing then no shampoos with cones, right?
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Right. You will also need a clarifying shampoo to do this. I use the suave clarifying shampoo for this. It's cheap. Be sure to deep condition after using a clarifying shampoo.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You don't need a special clarifying poo. Actually it's not from the book, but something we came up with here after realizing going CG probably would have worked better right out of the box if we'd gotten rid of the buildup on our hair first. The main requirement is that the poo you use for clarifying needs to be free of ingredients which build up.

    J&J (name brand) Baby Shampoo can be found in travel sized bottles, which works out nicely if you intend to go strictly CG, and never need to clarify again. Curly Hair Solutions has a pH balanced sulfate poo which has a very good rep for a sulfate poo. Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo has one of the milder sulfates well down the ingredients list, along with coco betaine (IIRC), which is well liked. And then there are the cheap, and easily found Suave Natural and VO5 poos.

    Some low-poos are also said to be up to the task, but I know that when my friend had accidentally given my hair a big, sweeping shot of her cone laden hairspray, neither of the low-poos I had on hand got it out. I ended up using the CHS poo, and was relieved that it left my hair in good shape. I don't remember having done anything particularly special in the way of conditioning my hair after using it.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Super good info... So a couple questions;

    What should I expect my hair to feel like when I know it's cleansed completely of silicones and stuff?

    Also, I have this Avalon Organics shampoo lying around and wondering if it'll do the trick. It contains:

    Aloe juice, water, coco-glucoside, sodium coco-sulfate, decyl glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sorbitol, oat bran, calendula, matricaria flower, chamomile, olive oil, beta-glucan, babussu oil polyglyceryl-4 esters, bisbolol, citric acid, wheat protein, inulin, sodium sulfate, tocopheryl acetate, alcohol, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The deal with clarifying shampoo is that it's supposed to be chemically designed to get rid of build up better than a regular or low poo according to my stylist. So I use one once a month.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's not so much how your hair will feel, as how it will respond. Hair which has impenetrable buildup just doesn't act right. It can't take up moisture, and things you apply to it just sit on the surface of the buildup, unable to interact with your hair. As an example, you might, as I did, think that conditioner just makes your hair greasy.

    AFAIK that shampoo ought to do the trick for clarifying.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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