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Do clarifying conditioners clarify?

tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users
By that I mean, do they remove anything from your hair that a regular conditioner wouldn't? If so, what? If not, what's the point of calling them clarifying? I'm just wondering because I started with VO5 kiwi lime which says "clarifying conditioner" but it was making my hair really dry. So, I switched to sauve coconut and my hair feels a little bit better.

Could I use the VO5 if I've put a little extra product in my hair? Would it work better than the suave in that case?
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG

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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    I've never seen a clarifying condish before V05 but I do love it cuz I tend to get Oc'd pretty easily. The Suave was weighing me down. They are obviously lighter but I don't know what makes them "clarifying" but if they were drying you out you shouldn't use it and stick to the heavier Suave you gotta use what works for your own hair! Using extra product isn't going to make the V05 less drying for YOU.
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    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    I've never seen a clarifying condish before V05 but I do love it cuz I tend to get Oc'd pretty easily. The Suave was weighing me down. They are obviously lighter but I don't know what makes them "clarifying" but if they were drying you out you shouldn't use it and stick to the heavier Suave you gotta use what works for your own hair! Using extra product isn't going to make the V05 less drying for YOU.

    What I meant was would the VO5 clarifying do a better job of removing extra product than the suave would? Just trying to figure out why they call it "clarifying". But, you're right, the suave does seem to offer more moisturizing effects than the kiwi lime does.
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    I'm turning into more of a geek every day :laughing7: totally obsessed with ingredients. Anyway found this
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww0.epinions.com%2Freview%2FSuave_Clarifying_Daily_Conditioner_15_oz%2Fcontent_169781071492" class="Popup

    I've never seen Suave Clarifying condish. but the principles would be the same for the V05. There is a reason why it's a clarifying condish.

    Pros: Removes the buildup and leaves hair with a fair amount of body, detangles well also!

    Cons: Wouldn't use everyday, would remove too many natural oils.

    The Bottom Line: The bottom line is CLARIFIED!
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • SephirothsChild15SephirothsChild15 Posts: 208Registered Users
    Suave does have a clarifying condish. I use it occasionally, but It doesn't seem to have very good detangling.

    It uses like a VERY VERY mild and moisturizing shampoo to me.
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  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    I think the "clarifying" in this product is pretty much marketing hype. If you look at the ingredient list:

    Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol; Cetrimonium Chloride; Potassium Chloride;Distearyldimonium Chloride; Fragrance (Parfum); Disodium EDTA; DMDM Hydantoin; PVP; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone.

    The only thing that speaks to cleansing in any way is the centrimonium chloride, which is a mild surfactant. The rest are emollients, thickeners, and preservatives. The difference between this and a Suave Naturals conditioner would be negligible.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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