So what's the general consensus on amodimethicone?

seamelody14seamelody14 Registered Users Posts: 282 Curl Neophyte
So I've heard from some sources that it's a "safe", CG friendly cone, and from others that it's just as bad as any cone. From personal experience, pre-CG it was the only cone I had luck with in a conditioner. I'm mod CG. I low-poo or use a sulfate free shampoo bar about 3 times a week, and in between that I cowash or use a cleansing conditioner. If I were to use a conditioner that has the a-cone in my rotation, would I be ok? What are your experiences with the a-cone
2a/b
medium/thick
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond

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  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    If you do a search for "amodimethicone," you'll find a lot of threads about it.

    Lowpoo will remove it. Natural soap/shampoo bars (saponified oils) will not.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Curl Connoisseur
    I have no issues with rotating amodimethicone into my routine. I consider it one of the "less evil" silicones (only cyclo-cones are less evil because they evaporate off of the hair during the drying process, and of course I don't consider the water-soluble stuff evil at all). It doesn't build up like some of the other cones can, but you will still need a cleanser with coco betaine to remove it (just to make sure you're getting moisture into your hair). Since it doesn't build up, you technically wouldn't need to use coco betaine every time you cleanse, just as you feel you need it.

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    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • virginbluevirginblue Registered Users Posts: 194
    Good question. I wonder about this myself sometimes...I still have a bottle of B&B prep under my sink that I refuse to get rid of, though I never use it lol. Amodimethicone is the only cone in it and I low poo, but I'm just wary of all cones. I've been brain washed that they are evil :twisted: lol
    2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
    Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
    Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
    Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
    RO: VO5 conditioners
    Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel, ecostyler krystal
    PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment

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