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moyne

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One recommendation I've read elsewhere is to use a strong surfactant, such as polysorbate 80, to really clear gunk out of hair follicles that may be blocking hair growth.  P-80 is pretty harsh, though.  I'm wondering about adding the surfactants from the Surfactant Kit to the Marine Shampoo to aid in really cleaning the scalp well before applying the KGF Serum.

Is that okay?  Is there a suggested amount to add?  Would one or the other (or both?) be best to use? 

(The Coc. Betaine is an ingredient in the sulfate-free shampoo I've been using, so it seems like a likely candidate.)
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No, please! The whole point of our shampoo is to be mild. Plus everybody says that, contrary to my warnings, the marine shampoo makes more than enough foam. I just used it this morning,. my hair is clean, shiny and healthy.
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I was also tempted to add some, but I'm glad I held off.  My head normally looks like a grease-pit after one day w/o washing (pardon the horrid visual).  Although I take fairly decent care of the skin on my face, which is "normal" rather than oily, I haven't focused on my scalp much in the past.  Since I've been using the Marine shampoo for the past 2-3 weeks, I've noticed that my hair/scalp doesn't get as oily and I can go 2 days between washes (which is supposed to be better for your hair).  My guess is that my scalp is now normalizing and isn't having to work overtime producing oils to compensate for everything I'm stripping off.

I don't know if this is the right thing to do, but since the shampoo is mild and I wanted the benefits of the sea kelp on my scalp I generally shampoo my scalp/hair and leave it to sit without washing it off while I finish up the rest of my shower.  I rinse my hair just before I get out.

Good luck!

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Greasy scalp may also be caused by irritation. You may end up getting worse by using a stronger shampoo.
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I am trying to choose between the seakelp + surfectant or the pre-mixed Marine shampoo.  What would be the main differences?  I notice that the Marine shampoo has sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate and decyl glucoside plus 2 methyl ingredients (preservatives?).  I have seb derm, so a rather irritated scalp, which I would not want to exacerbate.  Plus my hair tangles really easily, and I recall from the forum that seakelp may tend to clump - does it clump with the betaine, or e.g. when mixed with water-based solutions like lotions and creams?  Basically, I just wanted your take on which would be the best option for me, given my scalp and tangling issues.  Thanks.


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Face : Olay serum + dermagen, ascorbic acid, centella asiatica, EGF.
Body : MNS + dermagen, ascorbic acid, chrysin, centella asiatica, quercetin.
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I love sea kelp as conditioner. It is also great as a detangler.

If you have s shampoo you like, keep using it and supplement with straight sea kelp as conditioner.


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