View Full Version : Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate appropriate for clarifying???

March 30th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Hi all!

Just a question, hope you can help me out... I hardly use any cones, except for the (water soluble, but I once read only at high temperatures) PEG-12 dimethicone in my Aveda hair spray which I heavily dilute with distilled water and use only once a week max. I'm quite a heavy oil user. For washing (twice a week) I use rhassoul with a bit of EVOO. Poo bars are on their way...

To the point:
I would like to clarify once in a while, I feel my hair needs it. My hair feels really clean after shampooing with a sodium cocoyl glutamate based shampoo, but would it be cleaning enough for clarifying? Other shampoos, lemon rinses and stuff are really drying to my hair. Conditioning and oiling after shampooing won't solve the problem, only after a week or so after washing.

The ingredients of my natural shampoo:
Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Alkyl Polyglucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Propolis Cera (propolis), Arctium Minus (EO, or extract), Hypericum Perforatum (EO, or extract), Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Algin, Sodium Benzoate (part of preservative system), Buxus Chinensis (EO, or extract), Aloe Barbadensis (EO, or extract), Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate (part of preservative system), Olea Europea, Calendula Officinalis, Pterocarpus Santalinus, Phytic Acid, Canarium Luzonicum, Leptospermum Scoparium, Salvia Officinalis, Hamamelis Virginiana, Echinacea Purpurea, Chamomilla Recutita, Arctium Minus, Achillea Millefolium.

Pfff... that list took a while lol... Any thoughts on this?