Celeste asks…Is a SLS free shampoo or cowasing enough to remove pomades from hair?
The Right Brain responds:
Celeste asked her question in the Beauty Brains forum, where the ever-savvy Lindygirl quipped “I’m not a Brain, but I would think it would depend on what ingredients the pomades have in them. If they have silicones you would most likely need to use a shampoo with sulfates periodically to remove any buildup.”
As usual, LindyGirl rocked the house. The removability of any given pomade TOTALLY depends on the ingredients in that particular formula. If it’s a light polymer based formula, SLS-free is probably fine. Cowashing will NOT clean hair as well and so may be a problem. If the pomade is a heavy silicone or wax based formula, you may need the extra cleansing boost you get from SLS. Fortunately, pomades are typically used on shorter hair styles which makes them a bit easier to remove. Of course, you could always lather, rinse, repeat…
If you have any specific pomade formula you’d like us to take a look at, just provide us with the ingredients list in the comments section.
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