Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo

I picked this up after reading many positive testimonials by nappy haired people about it online. It's cheap. I had some concerns that it would dry out my girls hair because it DOES contain sodium laurate sulfate (SLS). We used it on all four girls. Here are my first impressions:

1. I was surprised at how much it lathered up on the first wash.

2. I was impressed with how much dirt it lifted on the first wash.

3. The hair felt squeaky clean after one lathering. Maybe a little too squeaky.

So far, I've decided this is a strong cleanser. It is marketed as a daily clarifier but I would never use this to shampoo nappy hair every day. I need a clarifying shampoo to remove product build up and this shampoo did a good job. I only lathered once and was satisfied.

As I style the girls' hair I will update about whether I notice any extra dryness.


  1. I look forward to your follow-up. I've inherited a head of hair that I know have to take care of. The poor child's hair hasn't grown a stitch since in the last 3 years or so. I found your website when I was looking for advice on taking care of her hair. I am mixed, so my haircare regimen wouldn't work for her hair. Thanks again for all your advice.

  2. I have been eyeing that stuff every time I go to the supermarket, and never buy it. I don't know if I want to try it, either. Usually when I need to use a product that contains sls, it means that I've used something (like gel, or something with silicones) that requires a shampoo. I do wonder if it would serve a purpose in our hair. Hmm...

    How many times did you use it ? I don't really understnad the difference between a clarifying shampoo and a clarifying conditioner. I guess a clarifying conditioner would be less drying. More like a moisturizing shampoo or something?

  3. @Natasha Welcome! Unless your child has an illness, her hair is growing. You may not be seeing a difference in length because her hair is breaking off at the ends as fast at the same rate it is growing in at the roots. Retention is probably your issue not growth. You may find my January posts helpful.

  4. @Miss C I've used it once. I only lathered up one time with each of the girls and rinsed like crazy. I also followed up with conditioner. I'll be back with a final verdict over time.