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 Post subject: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:15 am 
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I've been thinking about it for a while and couldn't find a non specific thread on hair care. So ask away!

I've been using a shampoo for a while that has caused a lot of build up. I need something to clarify it. Other than the ultra crunchy idea of baking soda, is there a good shampoo for this?

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:26 am 
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have you tried a acv rinse?

i like using lush's cynthia stout to get things super clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:52 pm 
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I sort of have the opposite problem--my hair is so dry that I wouldn't mind a bit of build up, but this line of shampoos are the best I've ever used, not super expensive, and I just love them so much. Everything in that store is incredible. I know it's just a small store in Victoria BC but even now that I live thousands of kms away I still order them. http://www.nezzanaturals.com/product-ca ... e/shampoo/

I use patchouli and orange because I like patchouli when it's mixed with something else and because my hair is dry/damaged.

When I tried ACV rinses I had the greasiest roots and dry ends. I am pro-poo.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:11 pm 
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ACV rinse never worked for me, my hair just became a huge grease ball. I went to WFs and found a shampoo that says it is vegan and is a clarifying shampoo. So I'm going to try it. It was on sale too, Acure? Of course with my luck, they are owned by Unilever or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:43 pm 
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I don't know much about clarifying shampoos, but am interested in seeing how Acure works for you, linanil. I feel like I need one sometimes. Right now I'm totally obsessed with my shampoo/conditioner. They're Giovanni brand. Most of their products are vegan (I think just one kind of their shampoo and a couple styling products are not), but this is the anti-frizz kind with keratin oil. I love it so much! It's like a salon quality hair product without harsh chemicals (I know not everyone cares, but I'd rather not have them in my shampoo), and has completely turned my hair around from a dry, frizzy mess to a really soft and smooth non-mess. And it smells fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:25 pm 
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These are the 3 vegan clarifying shampoos I've used.
https://www.paulmitchell.com/our-produc ... poo-three/
http://www.malibuc.com/products/cn/2410 ... ng-Shampoo
https://giovannicosmetics.com/products/ ... em=5050S-8

In order from most cleansing to least I'd say Paul Mitchell, followed by Giovanni, followed by Malibu. But the flipside is the Malibu is the most gentle, followed by Giovanni, followed by Paul Mitchell. So the Giovanni is a nice middle ground, if your hair has a lot of chemical damage and you're babying it, try the Malibu, and if you have really healthy hair and are dealing with a lot of build up the Paul Mitchell is your best bet.

If sulfates are an issue the Malibu and Giovanni are sulfate free, the Paul Mitchell isn't, but that's part of why it clarifies better, sulfates are the most intense surfactants.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 5:28 am 
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Thanks for the list!

I may just need to pick up a small bottle of Paul Mitchell to use once in a while.

As for the Acure, I think it seemed to get most of the buildup and did a pretty good job.

The GioVanni is tempting too because it says it controls frizz. I've been using Lush R&B for that (and sometimes even straight up Jojoba oil).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 6:45 pm 
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If you have an Ulta near you they sell the Paul Mitchell in a small size. Also I'm not 100% on this but I think Trader Joe's might have their own version of the Giovanni one, I'm pretty sure the Nourish Spa Balancing shampoo and conditioner are the TJ equivalent to those Giovanni products.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 10:53 pm 
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I have pretty dry, low porosity hair and I've been using Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo and the Restorative conditioner. I like them a lot. It has no sulfates and no silicones, a fact that is making my hair and skin very happy. I can also find it easily at Target. Some of their products contain honey, but not many. They seem to be easy to spot since honey is in the title of the product.

Shea Moisture is my suggestion to those that have dry or curly hair.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:01 pm 
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Does Paul Mitchell have many vegan products? I used to use a few things from PM but I stopped after I went vegan because I wasn't sure.

EDIT: Nevermind, I just saw that they label vegan products on their website!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:11 pm 
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Yeah, actually most of the Paul Mitchell stuff is vegan, and everything is labelled on the website. Just go to the specific product you're interested in and then click on "details" and there will be a series of circles that say features for that product, and one of the circles says "vegan" if a product is vegan.

Also a heads up in case you or anyone else has the same issue, I bought the Super Strong Daily Conditioner because it had the vegan circle, then noticed silk in the ingredient list, sent a very strongly worded pissed off email, and they responded that they double checked with their lab and the silk ingredient is entirely synthetic. So their vegan labelling seems accurate and legit. The new sulfate free Ultimate Color Repair line with quinoa protein is fan-freakin-tastic too.

ETA: and I managed to miss your ETA while I was typing, so nevermind me.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:55 pm 
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i have been using giovanni coconut shampoo in the purple bottle - i really like it. i will buy the conditioner once my super huge costco bottle runs out.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Hair Care
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The solid shampoo bar Seanik (the sea salt one) helped get rid of some build up out of my hair. There's also a new brand at Target that's good for clarifying called Attitude.

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