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    I was reading on a few loc websites that it's beneficial to use a residue-free shampoo to avoid build-up. Any recommendations? I don't recall ever seeing a shampoo at a store that specifically said reside-free. Would any old clarifying shampoo be considered reside-free? I haven't used any type of clarifying shampoo on my head yet, because I'm afraid of have dry crispy locs. Does anybody know of any clarifying or residue free shampoos with all natural ingredients or mostly all natural?

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    Right now I'm using Suave's Daily Clarifying shampoo (I don't use it daily of course). The main reasons I bought it was because it was clear, and cheap. It's a fairly light shampoo when used in small amounts and it leaves my hair smelling good and soft.

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    When I was locin' Aveda's Rosemary Mint Shampoo was my staple shampoo.

    *Sirius

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    I was just looking on Sally Beauty Supply's website and they have something called Aura Rosemary Mint Shampoo. I believe it's the knock-off of the Aveda brand. I think I'll try Sally's version, because I'm sure it's cheaper. Below is the description. It mentions leaving no build-up so I'm going to check this one out. Has anyone tried Aura's Rosemary Mint Rinse? Thanks for the suggestions!!!

    An aromatherapeutic, lightweight, gentle shampoo with pure botanical essences for fine to normal hair.

    Size: 15 fl oz

    Stimulate your hair, your scalp and your senses with Aura Rosemary Mint Aromatherapy shampoo.

    Peppermint stimulates scalp and invigorates senses
    Natural rosemary, Vitamin C & E strengthen hair
    Rosemary provides superior protection against environmental damage
    Hair is clean, shiny and healthy
    Leaves no residue to build up

    Usage Tips
    For every-day shampooing, try a botanically based shampoo with a tantalizing aroma, like Aura Rosemary Mint.

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    Pantene has a clarifying shampoo that is great! The first time I tried it, I was hooked. I t also removed old build-up from products I'd used in the past that were really wrong for me. Costs between $3-4 and is clear in a clear bottle. I usually follow-up with their leave-in light spray conditioner. It does the job without leaving build-up and smells good too.

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    don't limit your choices to clarifying shampoos. i have always used moisturizing shampoos--tresemme 4+4 from sallys, nexxus therappe (including the sally's generic). nature's gate has shampoos that are residue free that don't include harsh detergents. i really like the jojoba. there are also very nice shampoos at whole foods and wild oats that work well with the hair and don't leave buildup.

    the glycerin soaps from the body shop are nice. i particularly like the satsuma. rusk moist is a good shampoo. check out the "moisturizing shampoo" thread in the pinned topic at the top of the forum.

    i also use paul mitchell's tea tree shampoo (generic from sally's). you have lots of options when it comes to shampoo and i highly favor moisturizing poos because of my hair's tendency to be dry. since the beginning, i've been using two shampoos--one for my sensitive scalp, followed by a moisturizing poo for my hair.

    look for something clear (but not necessarily colorless), that is not opaque (and if it is be sure to dilute, which you might need to do anyway), and does not have heavy conditioning agents which can lead to buildup.

    i don't use products, but i do like to try new shampoos, so i have a veritable arsenal. so don't limit your choices to only clarifying ones.

    if you are looking for a clarifier, a(pple) c(ider) v(inegar) and baking soda are good, respectively. i also use the suave professionals clarifying shampoo (rusk sensories) very sparingly when i feel the need to clarify.

    there's a whole world out there girls

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    I just tried Suave Professionals Clarifying, Rosemary & Quillaja Shampoo for the first time yesterday, and I highly recommend it. Apparently, it's relatively new, and is the generic version of Rusk's Clarify shampoo.

    Having said all that, I found it at Target for less than $3. A little goes a long way!

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    I like Kenra's Clarifying Shampoo. My hair feels really clean after using it, not stripped.

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    i'm not sure that there is any such thing as a residue-free shampoo.

    most commercial shampoos have petroleum-derived ingredients which range from conditioners, emulsifiers, to preservatives. they also contain fragrance, whether from perfumes, essential oils or both.

    after you have rinsed your hair and it dries, if you smell the aroma of the shampoo in your locs, you are smelling the residue that was left from the fragrance. and if the residue from the fragrance is still there, chances are the residue from many of the other ingredients have remained as well, which, in time, creates buildup.

    while there may be shampoos that can strip or dissolved many thick built-up agents from your hair, the shampoo itself will still leave residue of its own on your hair. see what i mean?

    i totally know what you are hoping to find, as i'm still searching for a cleanser that won't leave as much residue behind after i've rinsed.

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    ITA with DAZEOFF! You have to try different things but I usually just use Suave!

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    Chile Please use PAUL MITCHELL's TEA TREE SHAMPOO its invigorating and u only need a little bit.

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    Am agreeing with the Paul Mitchell T-Tree...Am in my second month now going on third and have been washing every other wk and still have a lot of shampoo left..I didn't buy the big bottle either. Dk

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    I am so confused there is a competition between Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo vs. Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo.

    I know that PM has sulfates and Giovanni does not. I keep hearing that one is better than the other and I can't make up my mind on what I want to get.

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    honey just get them and try them one at a time. i know sally's, trade secret, whole foods and wild oats all let you return items if they don't work for you. try them, write down your results and compare.

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    I've been using Bronners Peppermint since I started locing. I am now about to try something new. I purchased a Clarifying shampoo from my Natural Market. It's called

    Aubrey Organics
    Green Tea
    Clarifying Shampoo

    I'm gonna use it tonight and see how it does for me.

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    Bump

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    if you are looking for a clarifier, a(pple) c(ider) v(inegar)...

    How do you use baking soda?

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    I USED EBONIDAWN SHAMPOO. CLARIFIES W/ OUT STRIPPING...100 % ALL NATURAL & NO SLS!
    THIS HAS BECOME MY FAV SHAMPOO..EVEN MORE THAN MY KEMI MOYST!

    EBONI DAWN

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