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Hair loving sulfates and silicones

CubanwavyCubanwavy Posts: 293Registered Users
My hair loves sulfates and silicones and I have had no problem with build-up or dryness. I use Fruitamins shampoo (from Dollar Tree, kind of smells like a baby shampoo, very low lather) and Pantene Curl Conditioner as RO, Garnier Fructis S &S Leave in. Almost always air dry after thoroughly combing LI through. This is 2nd day hair down before put in ponytail. It's too hot here!

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  • Purplecurls17Purplecurls17 Posts: 152Registered Users
    I'm in the same boat :) I use sulphates once a week and I use silicones in my leave ins. It's working great for me! I just took CG ideas and applied some of them to my routine. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371628316.956389.jpg
    I think it looks okay! It looked like a train wreck during the winter when I was CG.
    Your hair looks awesome!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Definitely some people do better with sulfates and silicones. I think very hot appliances really hurt your hair's health if they are overused but gazillions of people use sulfates and cones without a problem.

    I just washed with a sulfate poo and am going to try a cone spray (Tresemme) today because I have been unhappy with how my hair has been looking and I need it to look really good this afternoon.

    The only way to know what works best for you is to experiment. Cheers!:blob8:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • RioBirdRioBird Posts: 2Registered Users
    Yes I have been rebelling a bit too, using silicones {Kendi oil} and then washing with Tresemme something or other that has sulfates. The good news is that I have cut way down on heat appliances so I view it as a good change overall, from where I have come from.
  • hayleycorahayleycora Posts: 13Registered Users
    I have absolutely no problem with most sulfates, and have yet to find a silicone that disagrees with me! To keep my hair healthy, I've given up heat styling and dye. It's growing like crazy, and is healthier than ever. I'm happy to know I'm not the only one here who isn't totally cg!
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Count me in with the rebellion :)
    I do primarily use CG products, but I have a sulfate shampoo that will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands. I also have a handful of silicone products that I absolutely love.
    I believe the key is to understand how these products work and make sure that we take steps to keep our hair moisturized. Even Lorraine Massey was okay with certain cones at one point-- One C used to contain amodimethicone.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    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
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Corrina, what are your non-CG faves?
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    Corrina, what are your non-CG faves?

    CHS Treatment Shampoo (which I find less drying than many sulfate-free shampoos, probably because it's packed with protein and pH balanced)
    Ouidad Climate Control Gel- this stuff kept my hair frizz-free on a week-long cruise to the Bahamas. Enough said :)
    MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream- this is more of a low dew point product for me, layered under a hard hold gel.
    TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier- this product does technically contain silicones, but only cyclo-cones, which evaporate off of the hair during the drying process, so it can be used with co-washing regimen. But CG purists do consider non-CG. I layer this under TIGI Curlesque Strong Mousse (water-soluble cones only), and get amazing results. My best hair day ever was using these two products.
    I've also been getting good results with MoroccanOil Light formula oil. Haven't played with it enough to call it HG, but so far, so good. And I'm still debating AG Fast Food LI- I really like it, but not sure I would use it enough to re-purchase because I normally just leave in some of my RO.
    I have to also note that I have higher standards for non-CG products in terms of whether or not it's worth re-purchasing. I will re-purchase CG-friendly products that give me at least 6 out of 10 level results. Non-CG products need to be at least 8 out of 10 for re-purchase because of the extra thought I have to put in to make sure I avoid buildup and maintain moisture. In general, I find that I do well with cones in styling products (including LI), but my hair generally doesn't like cones in cleansers or RO conditioners, even the more widely tolerated amodimethicone (trying one more conditioner because I'm a horrible PJ).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    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
  • yogawavesyogawaves Posts: 368Registered Users
    hey thanks for posting this, I can't see wear cg has helped my hair, however I am currently using the garnier fructis pure and clean line and love it but, this post makes me want to try the sleek and shine, I"ve read some good reviews, but was afraid, I want what works!!!
    yogawaves, formerly known as yogagirl
  • new2curl2013new2curl2013 Posts: 18Registered Users
    After "discovering" my hair has curl (much like my mom's did around my age), I learned the CG "no poo" method at the same time. I'm only about a month in, and I haven't been able to find the perfect "cone-free" gels to help my hair remain un-frizzy; so, my hair's been feeling kind of heavy lately without using any shampoo. To see that you can have gorgeous curls like you ladies do in the pics you've shared makes me feel so relieved! I'm going to try it tonight and hope I'm blessed enough to rock my locks the way you have! Thanks for the thread!
    Hair type: still trying to figure that out
    Hair info (I think): coarse / medium-high porosity / medium density / long (past elbows but want to donate ASAP)

    Still Trying to Decide What's Best for Me!
    Co-wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-In
    Styling: Garnier Pure & Clean gel
  • new2curl2013new2curl2013 Posts: 18Registered Users
    yogawaves wrote: »
    hey thanks for posting this, I can't see wear cg has helped my hair, however I am currently using the garnier fructis pure and clean line and love it but, this post makes me want to try the sleek and shine, I"ve read some good reviews, but was afraid, I want what works!!!

    I used the Pure and Clean and didn't really like it - I didn't feel like it would wash out very well, and my curls actually felt like they would get funky in spots. Before I switched, I used Sleek & Shine for years and loved it! Generally, I've always liked Garnier products but still haven't figured out the best hair routine for me since I "discovered" my curls. Good luck!
    Hair type: still trying to figure that out
    Hair info (I think): coarse / medium-high porosity / medium density / long (past elbows but want to donate ASAP)

    Still Trying to Decide What's Best for Me!
    Co-wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-In
    Styling: Garnier Pure & Clean gel
  • frankie88frankie88 Posts: 106Registered Users
    My hair feels and looks a thousand times better with sulfates and cones. I went a week with out either and my hair looked dirty and stringy everyday...
    2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
    Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
    “Imperfection is beauty.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe