The last 3 weeks I have been taking swim classes to become a stronger swimmer. I’ve known how to swim in deep water, swim under water, breast stroke, float and doggy paddle since I was a child, but I never learned how to “Freestyle Stroke”.

My fiance surfs and wants me to surf with him when we honeymoon in Hawaii, and I’m not trying to drowned!!! So I’m getting ready! This new endeavor and an Essence article :) has lead me to this amazing clarifying shampoo, Sof n’ Free Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo, which removes all the chlorine build up from my hair and scalp leaving my hair soft, squeaky clean, and not dried out! Whether your swimming at the beach or in the pool, you will need to clarify your scalp and strands from either salt or chlorine build up.

Here are some other reasons whys it’s important to clarify you hair at least once a month:

Clarifying ensures that you will remove any mineral build up that comes from washing hair with tap water, any dirt/oils and product build up. A healthy scalp is free of dirt, extra oils (which can cause dandruff), and build up. Clarifying will ensure a healthy scalp which aids in hair growth.

Sof n’ Free Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo gently removes deep-down dirt and buildup. The ingredients are listed below :).

It’s true. Hair care ingredients can have some pretty artificial sounding names. So, what are they doing in our Nothing But products? Simple. These essential, good-for-your-hair ingredients aren’t as scary as they sound. Here’s what they are and how they make your curls look and feel gorgeous.


Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate — A cleansing agent naturally derived from coconut oil.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine — A product thickener and antistatic agent.
Cocamide DEA — A modified form of coconut oil used as a cleansing agent.
Sodium Lauroamphoacetate — A cleansing, foaming, and lathering agent.
Polyquaternium-10 — An antistatic agent that enhances hair’s body and sheen.
PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate — A cleansing and thickening agent used to assist other ingredients get absorbed into the hair shaft.
PEG-6 Capric/Caprylic Glycerides — Emollient that gives a smooth feel while emulsifying natural oils in the products.
Polysorbate 20 — Allows essential oils to become soluble in water.
Diazolidinyl Urea — Discourages bacterial growth and spoilage.
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate —Discourages bacterial growth and spoilage and is a gentle alternative to paraben preservatives.
Citric Acid — A natural preservative and antioxidant derived from citrus fruits.
d-Limone — Aromatherapy-fragrance ingredient used for its citrus fruit scents.
Linalool— Essential oil used for its stress-reduction properties and floral and spice scents.
Citral — Used for its lemon scent.

You can purchase here Sof n’ Free Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo or by clicking on any of the highlighted links :).

What do you use to clarify your hair?