Relaxed Heads - Do you use a clarifying shampoo?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sunnieb, Dec 9, 2011.

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How often do you use a clarifying shampoo?

  1. Weekly

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  2. Bi-Weekly

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  3. Once a month

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  4. As Needed

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  5. Never (explain)

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  1. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

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    Which one and how often do you use it?

    I've been using Suave Daily Clarifying since I began my HHJ. I used to clarify bi-weekly, but since the weather turned cold, I've been using it weekly. My hair is doing fine, but I wanted to see if anybody else clarified weekly.

    I think I'll be able to go back to bi-weekly when the weather gets warmer. I'll see.....:look:
     
  2. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Get Your Haul On

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    I Checked "As Needed" I use it right before Henna/Indigo. I find that my Henna grabs better.

    I also use it during the relaxer process. And I use a Chelating Shampoo during that time as well. I'll also use the Chelating 'Poo 1 week Post Relaxer.

    I don't really have too much Build-Up because I use primarily Natural/Handmades and shy away from "Cones".
     
  3. tasha5951

    tasha5951 Well-Known Member

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    I checked once per month but it's more like every 6 weeks. I use nexium deep cleansing shampoo because it was a huge bottle for like $3.
     
  4. bebezazueta

    bebezazueta Well-Known Member

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    I voted "as needed" and I use ORS creamy aloe shampoo for clarifying & chelating.
     
  5. 4evershika

    4evershika Well-Known Member

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    I clarify bi-weekly... I used to use the suave only, then i switched to VO5, now I am using some random brand clarifying shampoo (HE? Loreal? Idr...)

    They all seem to work the same since I dilute them...

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  6. demlew

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    ITA with IDareT'sHair - I also use it "as needed" which is right before a henna treatment or if I used hairspray because of a night out. I usually use VO5 kiwi clarifying because I like the way it smells. Sometimes I co-wash with the clarifying conditioner (sounds like an oxymoron but it works).
     
  7. SuchMagnificance

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    Yes, once a month..I use ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
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    as needed.
    But I'm very set in my regimen so I don't use heavy cones. So i probably do it twice a month
     
  9. Meadow

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    I only use clarifying shampoo when I have a lot of products built up in my hair. I try not to use it too much because clarifying shampoos are designed to strip excess oils. My hair will be extremely dry if I use it too often.
     
  10. Ms. Tiki

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    I selected as needed. I only use it when I use a lot of gels, oils, and other products. That rarely happens
     
  11. IDareT'sHair

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    demlew I Agree! A Clarifying Conditioner works just as Well.:up:

    I like Avalon Organics Lemon, Babbasu & Shea Clarifying Conditioner.:

    But I will try VO5 Clarifying Conditioner. (Thanks for the mentioning that one).:kiss:
     
  12. danysedai

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    :blush:every weekend, I know it strips hair of oils but I can't stop lol. I haven't seen any adverse effect. But I'll try and use it every other week and see if I see a difference.
     
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    Hi IDareT'sHair!
    Neutrogena anti residue shampoo, the big bottle.
     
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    I do it every couple of weeks but recently used Sally's ion color defense clarifying shampoo and liked it a lot. I like using clarifying shampoo before I flat iron my hair.
     
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    I chose as needed, whether it be once a week or once a month. I use Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo for clarifying and Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three for chelating. I have hard water.
     
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    :hiya:

    MsDes - Hey there relaxed newbie!
     
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    I clarify as needed which is probably once every six weeks.
     
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    I use Kenra Clarifying and Chelating shampoo as needed, no more often than every couple of months.
     
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    This! I do the same. I think as with everything else in our lives, a schedule depend on your lifestyle.
    I use Kenra 1 oz. diluted in 8 oz. of water and applied in a spout bottle carefully. This does the job without being too stripping.
    After a relaxer (lye) & when I FEEL build up is there.

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    Kenra chelating/clarifying, about every 4 weeks or so
     
  23. sunnieb

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    Softerlove - I couldn't even read your post from :lol: at your siggy!
     
  24. MsDes

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    Me too. Hilarious!:lachen:
     
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    I clarify every week.
     
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    I use ORS Aloe weekly. My hair gets really oily and kind of hard-oily when I skip it.
     
  27. klsjackson

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    Ditto for me same time, same product :yep:
     
  28. divachyk

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    Quantum clarifying as needed...usually equates to 1x every 4-5 weeks.

    I always use it one week pre-TU and one week post-TU.
     
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    I use it as needed. I have gone 3-6 months with out it. I don't schedule it.
     
  30. Softerlove

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    sunnieb & MsDes Thanks! I know, its a mess, but its too funny. I think about removing it, and yet...it stays!
     

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