Can a sulfate be good at getting rid of product buildup?

CurlySelenaCurlySelena Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
I started to slowly transition in February. I went to Winners and bought the Ouidad set. After purchasing, I noticed there is one sulfate in the shampoo. I read somewhere that product buildup can be removed with a sulfate. Is that true? If so, should I only use the shampoo once a month to prevent constant dryness? If not, what options are there to get rid of product buildup?


  • CurledvinesCurledvines Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 60 Curl Connoisseur
    Which sulfate is it?
    2C/3A long hair with some 3C thrown in
    High Porosity, dense, coarse hair
    I make my own protein masks
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Yes, a sulfate will get rid of product build-up, and IMO it is the best way to clarify. How often you use the sulfate depends on how your hair responds to it. I have used Ouidad products in the past, and my experience was that they were pretty moisturizing, so I think the formulations are made to compensate for any dryness that the sulfate will cause. But it is really trial and error; you'll have to find what works for your hair with this particular shampoo.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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