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Do Cocamidopropyl betaine and other gentle non-sulfate cleansers remove silicones?

I have been under the impression for awhile that many silicones need a surfactant or sulfate shampoo for removal, or else they will buildup. However I thought gentle cleansers could remove the slightly water soluble cones and such. However I have been reading around, and most of the articles say Cocamidopropyl betaine and other gentle cleansers can remove all silicones... Just wondering if you guys think this is 100% true, and personal experience from those that use cones and sulfate free poos. Thanks :)

What's the Scoop on Silicones?
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3a/b low to normal porosity curls
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CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    For me, yes, coca betaine is enough. I've used sulfate-free low-poos, like Renpure, that have coca betaine and they remove my heavy-duty layers of silicone with no build-up at all!
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I am CG but when I used cones all I did was make sure I used a shampoo with that ingredient and that was how I got them out. I haven't used a sulfate shampoo in Lord knows how long. I do see curlies on here telling people they have to use a sulfate to remove silicones and buildup but I don't find that to be the case. There is an old naturally curly article listing all the silicones and what it takes to remove them. Should answer your questions.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I also have no issues with silicone buildup when I use coco betaine. I'm very modified CG and will use silicone styling products about once a week or so.
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    3a/f/iii
    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
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    Yes, gentle surfs will remove silicones.
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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Thanks for confirming that guys. Going to rewire my brain now lol.
    adthomas wrote:
    I do see curlies on here telling people they have to use a sulfate to remove silicones and buildup but I don't find that to be the case.

    Maybe that's where I got the idea? *shrugs*
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms