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How to choose the right shampoo

Selecting the best shampoo is important for the best possible results…but there are so many ‘shampoos’ out there! From Moisturising to Clarifying to Co-washing, it can be confusing to figure out which to use and when. We enlisted the help of our resident hair expert, Stephanie Sey to tell us what to use and when.


The Co-Wash Shampoo

Co-washing is good for refreshing the hair and to remove some of the dirt when you do not have a chance to do a major wash

  • This is NOT a substitute for shampoo 
  • Does not remove all the dirt and build up on the scalp as effectively as shampoo.
  • Good for keeping hair hydrated. 


Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-wash is a Sulphate-free, cream-based cleanser, 4-in-1 formula that effectively cleanses, conditions, detangles, and nourishes your hair

The Moisturising Shampoo

The moisturising shampoo should be used to cleanse the hair without stripping it of its moisture

  • Good for regular wash days
  • No appropriate for clarifying 
  • Not always strong enough to remove heavy build up and heavy oils butters.


Boucleme Curl Cleanser is designed for maximum hydration!! Formulated with a special blend of argan, virgin coconut oil, honey, aloe vera, linseed and pomegranate extracts, it nourishes and moisturises the hair cuticle from the inside out.


The Clarifying Shampoo

The clarifying shampoo removes heavy build up especially when the hair is not lathering well, products do not seem to be penetrating, hair is flat and limp, excessive hair breakage

  • Will leave the hair very clean ‘squeaky’
  • Can leave the hair dry so use monthly to get rid of build up





Afrocenchix Swish Natural Moisturising Shampoo is used by many as a clarifying shampoo because it gives the hair and scalp a very good clean, leaving it feeling squeaky clean

The Chelating Shampoo

Pronounced ‘Keelating’ and should be used if living in hard water area or swim a lot vs. clarifying shampoos typically used when using heavy butters and oils and still have build up after using moisturising shampoo

  • Deeply cleanse the hair and remove build up 
  • Goes one step further and removes mineral deposits on the hair especially
  • Common keeling ingredients are disodium ETA, EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate.
  • Use bi monthly in hard water areas 

Try chelating shampoos such as L’anza Ultimate Treatment Chelating shampoo or Mizani Phormula-7 Neutralising & Chelating Shampoo

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