The definition and curls will come with styling techniques. I tried most of them, believe me! Ice princess, pixie diffusing, Smaster’s method, plopping, scrunching, rake and shake, and super soaker methods. I still scrunch, plop, do a modified super soaker, modified Smaster’s and modified pixie diffusing.
Here is some info I found on removing build up. She’s saying you don’t need to use a sulfate shampoo to do it. It has more to do with the difference between the positively charged and negatively charged ingredients and what ingredients remove which. This is the first time I’m seeing this info and now I’m learning something new too! Just found another article on the science-y hair blog called Shampoos That Remove: Product Buildup. I’m so reading that today if I get the chance! I think you should too. Scanning over it, she talks about the differences in hair porosity and why your hair behaves the way it does.
I just read the other article regarding build up and she talks about how C12-14 olefin sulfonate is the best ingredient to remove build up on the hair. She has a list at the bottom of that article and the one I attached above that name shampoos with this ingredient. I can add another one. The Organix or OGX brand of shampoos has it as an ingredient. They have many different “flavors” but the one I bought in the beginning of my CG journey (and still have!) is the Coconut Milk shampoo. My daughter uses it and I use it on occasion when I’m doing my protein/deep moisture treatments. I don’t find it very drying on the occasions I use it, but my hair is very clean. Hmmmmm…..Maybe I need to use it in place of the sulfate shampoo I usually use for removing build up! I’ve been doing this all wrong, it seems!
While I was on the Science-y hair blog, I noticed she had an article about moisturizing low porosity hair that you might want to read too, Connie.
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