What do you guys think of Silicones?

SoulGloSoulGlo Posts: 39Registered Users
I read up on them at http://healthycurls.awardspace.com/index.htmlOne of my fav products (Redkin anti-snap) has dimethicone in it. That is the only one in there, but is that all you need to do some damage (prevent mosture/require harsh shampoos). Miss Jessie's [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]curly pudding[/buylink] and biolage curl cream have that one silicone as well. Please tell me it's harmless. Thanks
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Water solubles in small quantities (way down the ingredients list) seem to be okay with my hair. Wen, my favorite conditioner & cleanser, has amodimethicone and I never experience build-up. Other than that, don't think I use any other product with a cone. Too many and they dry out my hair and cause build up.
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  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Posts: 679Registered Users Curl Novice
    I try to avoid 'em. I used them when I was relaxed, and they built up quickly on my hair and made it feel waxy and coated. I started on the Curly Girl routine not long after I made that discovery (yes, I was a relaxed Curly Girl!:wink:). I haven't bothered using products with 'cones since I went natural. My hair seems to do fine without them. My Fantasia Gel has a water-soluble 'cone, though.

    I would only use them if I planned to straighten/press my hair. Silicones are great for protecting hair from heat damage.
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