Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner

Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner

As a curly girl (who loosely follows the Curly Girl Method), I try to avoid shampoo with sulfates. This means that cleansing conditioner is my friend. Surprisingly, there are few of them at the drugstore; I don’t think there were any (to my knowledge) until Herbal Essences released their Naked line and revamped one of their colour care lines to include one.

The premise behind the Naked Cleansing Conditioner is that it has no parabens and no sulfates. It does have a little bit of silicone, but it’s far enough down on the ingredients list that I’m not worried about it. Read more!

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How I Clarify My Hair

Lush I Love Juice Shampoo

I do my best to avoid sulfates in my hair. Curly hair is dry as it is, and sulfates just strip it even more.

Why, then, would I use a product with sodium alkyl sulfate as the second ingredient? Simple: to clarify.

Even no poo heads need the poo every so often, especially if you continue to use products with light silicones in them, like I do. You can end up with product buildup that, try as it might, cleansing conditioners and no-lather shampoos just can’t cut through.

I’ll go in with an apple cider vinegar rinse whenever I wash my hair, but I find that even that doesn’t get my hair squeaky clean. So once every 4-6 weeks, I use Lush’s I Love Juicy Shampoo. Read more!