Shiny Silver shampoo question.

MyrnaMyrna Registered Users Posts: 2,472 Curl Connoisseur
So I have Shiny Silver shampoo (from Sally). I use it about once a week, and it is NOT CG friendly, it is a sulfate shampoo.  My question:  Why does my hair look GREAT every time I use it if sulfates are so freaking bad for our hair??


  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    Do you clarify with other shampoos?
    You could consider this a weekly clarifying shampoo?

    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    I actually don't think an occasional use of sulphates is bad, especially if your hair is on the finer side.  It opens up the cuticle, which gives the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.  And it clarifies anything built up on the hair, so it can curl up tighter.

    I think the problem comes with using sulphates EVERY wash day.  It'll eventually dry out the hair, since the cuticle never gets a chance to close up, plus it's somewhat harsh and drying.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • curlyamarylliscurlyamaryllis Registered Users Posts: 338 Curl Connoisseur
    Other than the benefits of clarifying, silver shampoos contain a chelating agent, since minerals in your water are a major cause of brassiness. If your hair is getting mineral buildup, removing that will make it feel wonderful, even if the removal agent is drying. Though I've never found that silver shampoos are all that great as shampoos, and most people I know who use them recommend shampooing with your usual shampoo first, then use the silver shampoo, so it probably isn't that drying.
    CG since May 1, 2016
    3a, fine, thin, normal porosity, no dye, greying naturally
    Devacurl Weightless Waves Low Poo & Conditioner, B'Leave-in and Ultra Defining Gel
    Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion in low humidity
    Ouidad Advanced Heat & Humidity Gel mixed with UDG for high humidity
    at home gelatin PT
    Hask Argan Oil Deep Conditioner
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,729 Curl Virtuoso
    As with most things, it just depends on the hair.  My hair hates sulfates and immediately feels like straw the minute shampoo touches it. Always has, even way before I knew why. I also found all shampoos and conditioners for grey hair to be very drying. But others don't find it so! 
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey -

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