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Those who have keratin straightening treatments - what shampoo do you use?
AgathaF · 17/02/2014 11:29
I've been using the Tresemmé shampoo in the red bottle, but I've just been to get another one and noticed they have slightly changed the packaging. The ingredients now list sodium chloride as an ingredient.
So, any recommendations for a sodium chloride free shampoo?
AgathaF · 17/02/2014 11:39
Yes, apparently it dissolves the keratin coating. Almost all shampoos have it in though.
AngieM2 · 17/02/2014 12:06
I use Tresemme keratin smooth, red bottle. Bought a couple of months ago. Not noticed the sodium chloride but it does say its suitable for use after a salon keratin treatment.
AgathaF · 17/02/2014 12:09
Angie it used to be ok and was whatI was using, but they've just changed the packaging, which was what made me look at the ingredients again. Sneaky devils have changed the formula.
janmoomoo · 17/02/2014 13:14
Oooo, thanks for the update on this. I have used the Tresemme one and I noticed they have changed the packaging but didn't realise the ingredients have changed too. My hair has gone frizzy now, I do need a Keratin treatment top up, but I wonder if the shampoo is partly why too.
My favourite choice is the Organix Brazilian Keratin Smooth stuff but it is usually about £6 a bottle so I only get it when it is on special in Boots or Tesco, which they haven't done for a while. It is really thick and smells lovely.
kittykarate · 17/02/2014 13:56
I use Tresemme Naturals, but since the bottles are so huge I'm still on my first set and I haven't checked the ingredients in the shops recently.
MorrisZapp · 17/02/2014 13:58
Organix is on special just now in Boots. I noticed that the ingredients now list sale too, but my hair is still ace. I use the coconut one, it smells divine and I don't need conditioner afterwards.
AgathaF · 17/02/2014 16:08
I use the Organix conditioner - it is lovely.
I think I might get some of the salt free stuff from Amazon that's sold by the people who sell their brazilian blow dry treatment. I've used it before but I wasn't that impressed with it. I don't want to use anything that will shorten the time the treatment lasts though, since I only get around 8 weeks out of it anyway, and the not washing for three days is really horrible so don't want to do it any more frequently than necessary.
Thanks for all replies.
StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes · 17/02/2014 18:50
I hate the organix shampoo... for some reason my hair does not like it. I use the tresemme, or sainsbury's kids cherry and almond shampooo cheap and lovely. I also use one of the naked range from boots but check the labels they are not all sodium chloride free.
fififolle · 17/02/2014 19:09
I'd noticed that the Tresemme red bottle's ingredients have changed. Luckily I'm still using an old bottle. I have a funny feeling that I checked the ingredients of the Organix one in super drug and it also contained salt??
happyyonisleepyyoni · 17/02/2014 19:32
I've recently keratin treated my hair and have had the same problem that the Tresemme and Organix shampoos now include sodium chloride.
The only salt free shampoo I could find is the Dr Organic range in Holland and Barratt which is also SLS free. Unfortunately I came out in dandruff after using it and it leaves my hair limp. Not sure what the answer is. For the moment I am using my old Tresemme shampoo which I know will dissolve the keratin quicker.
fififolle · 17/02/2014 19:35
Someone mentioned the Daniel Galvin Junior shampoo on another thread, I'll try to find it.
AgathaF · 18/02/2014 07:37
Thanks for looking fififolle.
I've just found this shampoo on Amazon. It's a bit pricey (I think) but I think I'll give it a go.
fififolle · 18/02/2014 07:54
That looks great! I'll order some too. Just need to sort put my 2inch long curly roots now
butteredsidedown · 18/02/2014 10:14
I use Avalon organics tea tree shampoo from waitrose. It's £5.99. No sulfates. They do a lemony one too that looks nice. It's also great on my sometimes flaky scalp.
I tried the organix ones and found them awful. Couldn't bear to use up the bottle.
happyyonisleepyyoni · 18/02/2014 11:23
I've just ordered the Keratin kits shampoo and conditioner as they are only £6 each from Amazon, and the the reviews are good . wish Id done that in the first place.
AgathaF · 18/02/2014 13:15
I found they made my hair feel a little dry happy, although it is prone to dryness anyway. Hopefully they will suit your hair well.
I've just ordered this shampoo. It looks lovely and I thought a bit of a bargain .
foolssilver · 18/02/2014 13:52
I use the Daniel Galvin Jr brunette one, it's lovely. Would definitely recommend.
consumersucker · 18/02/2014 14:20
I use the keratin kits range shampoo and conditioner. It's the only shampoo without salt which actually lathers my hair, so you actually feel like you're getting it clean.
Have actually considered stopping using the treatment recently. My hair gets greasy really quickly now and also, my hair seems quite flat. A problem I never had before. Also, when I do the treatment, I feel like the chemicals are really harsh as they make my eyes water and it hurts when I breathe it in. Anybody else concerned with this?
AgathaF · 18/02/2014 15:55
Consumersucker - I definitely get the watering eyes, but not the hurting to breathe. I've just re-done mine for the third time, and I'm not as impressed with this time, although it is lovely to not use straighteners daily again for a while.
AgathaF · 21/02/2014 17:49
A quick update. This arrived today and I washed my hair with it this afternoon. It's lovely, smells nice, soft hair and a nice big bottle of it too.
awaywego1 · 21/02/2014 17:59
I did a home keratin treatment 2 days ago and found it really difficult to use due to the fumes-but am hoping for good results when I wash tommorow.
I've bought the botanics shampoo and conditioner from boots..it doesn't seem to have any sulphates in but I might be wrong!
AgathaF · 22/02/2014 07:32
AwaY it's sodium chloride that you need to avoid with the keratin treatments.
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