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A-cone question

DitdahDitdah Posts: 151Registered Users
I've seen some conflicting advice. If I use CG CnS leave in, will the Cocamidopropyl Betaine in Lo Poo be enough to remove the amodimethicone in it?

How often should I Lo-Poo vs No-Poo?
2B/3A, THICK. CG since 6/5/07
Alternating Deva LoPoo/VO5 Kiwi Lime, OneC, re:coil, Alagio Curl Cream, LTW, LOOB.
Always looking to buy/swap for re:coil, Deva Brown stuff
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  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    Yes it will, and you can use it as often as you personally feel you need. If you feel build up, use it. :)
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Yep that oughta do it. :) And as mentioned above, just do it when you need it. Your hair should tell you when. ;)
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    It depends on your hair. In theory, coco beataine (in lowpoo) does remove the a-cone. However, if you're using a lot of amodimethicone and/or your hair is very prone to build-up, low poo may not be enough. You'll just have to see how your hair reacts. Most people are ok with the a-cone, so your odds are pretty good.
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  • DitdahDitdah Posts: 151Registered Users
    Thank you all for the advice!

    I just started using the a-cone within the last week or so, after a month of strictly CG. I've been using the One C, and tried the CnS last night. I like the results so far, and want to rotate my stylers some to avoid buildup, but don't want to try anything that's a COMPLETE no-no!
    2B/3A, THICK. CG since 6/5/07
    Alternating Deva LoPoo/VO5 Kiwi Lime, OneC, re:coil, Alagio Curl Cream, LTW, LOOB.
    Always looking to buy/swap for re:coil, Deva Brown stuff
    PW: hair
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    You'll probably be fine, most people are, but I did have trouble with the a-cone [which is hands down my favorite way to refer to this 'cone].

    I used it for a little more than a month. I tend use a lot of product, especially with the cheaper drugstore brands, so it had plenty of opportunity to build up. The first four weeks my hair was amazing. The fifth week it was a disaster, and from that point forward.

    I waited about a month before SLS shampooing, too, to see if it would work itself out. It never did, so I shampooed a few times. Now my hair's fine, I've been babying lately. But it did take, oh, I don't know, 7 weeks, to sort it all out.