CG friendly silicones?

KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
Hello!

I need help. Are these silicones CG friendy? Are they hidro-soluble?

1. Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol

2. Dimethicone copolyol

3. Behenoxy

4. Dimethicone Sparingly

5. Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane

6. Lauryl methicone copolyol

thank you!!


Texture: Coarse / Porosity: High / Elasticity: Low / Curl pattern: 3b - 3c
BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]

Comments

  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Apart from amodimethicone, silicones that are water soluble tend to have PEG before them.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    As Blueblood says water soluble silicones are prefixed PEG-. Amodimethicone is not water soluble but it does resist building up, as do other amine functionalised silicones.

    It really is up to you how strict you want to be with the Curly Girl method. To me the 'spirit' of it is avoiding build up of silicones (and arguably other ingredients that build up or cause frizz), and not relying on silicones for a conditioning effect (using other ingredients with overlapping properties, such as natural oils).

    I doubt anyone on the forums knows the properties of every silicone by heart: I recommend you read the excellent articles by 'curl chemist' Tonya McKay. She has written about seven articles on silicones, all posted on the main NC site and easy to find via Google.

    HTH!
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    Thank you very much!!


    Texture: Coarse / Porosity: High / Elasticity: Low / Curl pattern: 3b - 3c
    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • jasminee123jasminee123 Posts: 59Registered Users
    Am I correct in saying ones that also have PPG in front of them are too water-soluble? (Please say yes!)
    3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!

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