Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo is a gentle cleansing and neutralizing shampoo for relaxed hair. It is perfect for post chemical services and applications, including relaxers.
For chemically-treated hair, Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo combines soothing moisturizing plant extracts with natural grapefruit alpha hydroxy acids. The result is a gentle cleansing shampoo that is perfect for use after all chemical services, including relaxers, where it can be used as a post-chemical application cleanser for acidifying and moisturizing. In other words, Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo is a neutralizing shampoo for relaxed hair. It is available in litre and gallon and can be purchased from Amazon* and other retailers.
- Natural grapefruit alpha hydroxy acids
- Plant polysaccharides
Key Information (from Elucence.com):
Q: What is Moisture Acidifying Shampoo?
A: Moisture Acidifying Shampoo is a post-chemical services shampoo that returns hair to the normal pH range (4.5 – 5.5), moisturizes, softens and detangles, when used following any alkaline chemical service.
Q: How is this shampoo different from traditional normalizing shampoos?
A: Our advanced fruit acid complex including Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from grapefruit quickly and gently lowers the hair pH to its normal 4.5 – 5.5 range. In addition, this AHA complex chelates mineral deposits. This unique function is particularly important when using a relaxer other than on which is sodium based. This shampoo dislodges calcium deposits, suspends them in the abundant lather where they are rinsed away completely to insure total chemical removal.
Q: Does Moisture Acidifying Shampoo have other benefits?
A: Yes. Condensed Product Processing provides exceptional value. This shampoo is up to four times as concentrated as other normalizing shampoos. This results in less product use per application. The added feature of chelating action is an additional benefit not found in other normalizing shampoos.
Q: When would I use Moisture Acidifying Shampoo instead of Volume Clarifying Shampoo?
A: If you are a stylist, Moisture Acidifying Shampoo would be used following a chemical service when the client’s hair texture requires extra softening, detangling, and moisturizing.
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Purified Water, Cocamide MEA, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxytrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben (USP Grade), Imidazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance/Parfum. Ingredient Attribute: Glycerin Free, Protein Free and Silicone Free
I received a sample of Elucence Moisture Acidifying from a friend, fellow healthy hair enthusiast. It was repackaged in a clear container, thus I don’t have the Elucence specific instructions. However, I use it just like I would any cleanser – I apply it to my scalp by using an applicator tip. I then lightly massage my scalp with the pads of my fingers before rinsing with warm water. I never clarify / chelate twice out of caution — this minimizes the potential for stripping my hair down so much that it tangles. Instead, I will opt for a moisture shampoo or co-cleansing on the second wash.
Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo Review
My top three reasons for loving this shampoo — neutralizing shampoo for relaxed hair, chelates to remove mineral build-up and clarifies to remove product build-up!!! Triple Threat.
Related Article: Clarifying and Chelating Relaxed Hair
Neutralizing Shampoo for Relaxed Hair
Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo makes for a great post-salon shampoo for those of us that want to make sure the relaxer was properly neutralized. This shampoo can also benefit self-relaxers, of course.
Chelates / Clarifies
Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo removes product gunk and mineral build-up with minimal product. A little goes a long way.
I absolutely love that this shampoo is protein free! That Rocks!! I know these words sound quite familiar from my NaturelleGrow Marshamallow Deep Conditioner review but for realzzzz….all too often I look at an ingredients list and I’m confused when deciding if a product is protein or moisture. Ingredients are my weakest area — I stay Googling ingredients. I like how Elucence makes it clear this product is free from protein, glycerin and silicones. Perfect! I can work with protein free all day, every day.
The shampoo spreads and lathers well. The hair feels clean but not stripped after using it 1x. I have never used it 2x that I can remember for the reasons mentioned above under “Directions.”
One tricky thing about this shampoo is if I’m heavy handed with the application as I’ve done several times before, results are questionable. My hair feels a little too clean and bordline tangled. Finding the right amount of product is key to success when usin Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo.
Edited to Add (Feb 2014): About a month ago, I was asked what clarifier / chelator I personally use. I named off Elucence Acidifying although I made it known I wasn’t sold on the product just yet. My status as of today, I’m kind of sold. It’s by far the best I’ve tried. I will continue using Elucence Acidifying until something better comes along and knocks me off my feet.
Edited to Add (March 2014): Something better came along for clarifying and chelating my relaxed hair. Be sure to check out my Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo Review. Unfortunately, Redken is not a neutralizing shampoo for relaxed hair so Elucence still wins in that category.