question what is cone

Hi I've noticed on the boards that some of you mention the word cone. What is it please and what is the exact word or words that I should be looking on the labels.

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  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    "cones" are silicones or silicone derivatives.
    Amodimethicone not soluble in water by itself
    Amodimethicone (and) Trideceth-12 (and) Cetrimonium Chloride mixture that is soluble in water in the bottle
    Behenoxy Dimethicone Sparingly soluble in water
    Cetearyl methicone not soluble in water
    Cetyl Dimethicone not soluble in water
    Cyclomethicone not soluble in water
    Cyclopentasiloxane not soluble in water
    Dimethicone not soluble in water
    Dimethicone Copolyol water soluble
    Dimethicone copolyol water soluble
    Dimethiconol not soluble in water
    Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane water soluble
    Stearoxy Dimethicone Sparingly soluble in water
    Stearyl Dimethicone not soluble in water
    Trimethylsilylamodimethicone not soluble in water
    Lauryl methicone copolyol water soluble
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
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  • princessaprincessa Posts: 39Registered Users
    do all shampoos have this stuff and what exactly does it do to the hair.
  • asleep to audioasleep to audio Posts: 2,085Registered Users
    Shampoos usually don't have -cones, but shampoo is still a problem.

    See, shampoos contain harsh detergents (sulfates, such as ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, etc). These detergents provide a "squeaky clean" feeling, but they strip the hair of moisture, making it dry. So, many people head for products full of silicones, like the ones echokitten listed. These silicones coat the hair, making it look shiny and frizz-free, but they build up very easily. So, one reaches for a sulfate-shampoo, which dries out their hair, making them reach for silicones again. And in this way, a cycle begins. The Curly-Girl method involves using no sulfates and only water soluble or, if you're modified, easy to get out cones (though still not water soluble) such as amodimethicone.

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  • princessaprincessa Posts: 39Registered Users
    Do condidtioners have cone?
  • asleep to audioasleep to audio Posts: 2,085Registered Users
    princessa wrote:
    Do condidtioners have cone?

    Yes, many conditioners have -cones, as do many styling products. If you do CG, you have to be careful and read the labels of everything to make sure there aren't any -cones.

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  • ECCurlyECCurly Posts: 285Registered Users
    There's a book called Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey that does a great job of explaining everything. If you go to the 'Going shampoo-less' board, there's a sticky at the top that explains the general ideas behind the curly girl (CG) method.
    VERY fine 2B/3A hair
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,838Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    ECCurly wrote:
    There's a book called Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey that does a great job of explaining everything. If you go to the 'Going shampoo-less' board, there's a sticky at the top that explains the general ideas behind the curly girl (CG) method.

    The book unfortunately devotes only two sentences to cones, though...

  • Laney1Laney1 Posts: 308Registered Users
    the curl Chemist here on Naturallycurly.com has an article on cones.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?type=chemist

    If the link doesn't work, just go to the top and I think it's under Curl Columns.

    I use things with cones, my hair just looks better, but I also use no-poo or low-poo as my shampoo, so I have no problems.
    3B, with some 3C

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