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Question about silicones and washing them out

I've been CG for so long I forgot some of this stuff! :)

If I were to use silicones in styling products, would a shampoo with Cocamidopropyl Betaine clear the silicone out or do I have to use something with actual sulfates?

3B curls
Medium texture
Normal elasticity
High porosity


  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    There was a thread on this a while ago and I think it honestly depends on the person and how prone they are to buildup. You should try the gentlest cleanser available first but if you're still getting buildup just go a step up. Maybe graduate from cocobetaine all the way up to say olefin sulfoconate or something. I have TJ's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo to clarify and even though I haven't tried any products with silicones since using it I'm next to certain that stuff would get it out.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

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