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Routine preventing dryness from Pantene Hydrating Curls?

earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
I don't think my hair is -cone sensitive, but I don't want to take the risk. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my hair looks with this conditioner. I think I've come up with a routine that will eliminate damage. Tell me what you think.

Daily
- co wash with Pantene. Finger comb
- add Jamaican Mango Leave-in, concentrating on the ends
- add mixture of Proclaim Aloe and Fantasia IC w/ Sparkelites

Nightly
- put hair up in pineapple to prevent smashing and tangling.
- wrap hair with silk scarf. (This has cut back on the knots tremendously!)

Weekend
- Wash with sulfate shampoo (Nature's Gate)
- DT w/ pure aloe (Lily of the Desert), honey, and non-cone conditioner (Humectant at the moment)

Maybe I'll also clarify once a month. I'm not sure yet.

What do you think? :D

Comments

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't think you should be washing with a silicone conditioner.

    The issue isn't cone sensitivity. It's that if you are avoiding real shampoo (sulfate shampoo), you are not removing the build up caused by cones...and the build up needs to be removed. Will once a wek be enough/ I'm not sure.

    What is the "humectant" condiditioner you are using?

    You can try it out for a short time and re-assess later. :)

  • earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
    Thanks for your reply, Spiderlashes.

    Actually, I am using a sulfate shampoo on a weekly basis to get the silicone off. Then I'm doing a deep conditioning treatment after the shampoo wash to make sure my hair stays properly moisturized between silicone applications.

    I also mentioned that I may clarify monthly to make sure I get the silicone off every once and a while.

    The humectant conditioner I'm using is Suave, although I'm going to stock up on a salon brand once I run out.

    My hair looks like the 3c picture on Blended Beauty. The corkscrews are very tiny and tight. Although silicones are bad for some people, it helps me fingercomb on a daily basis without loosing a lot of hair or cutting out knots. I've tried other conditioners and they just don't do that for me.

    So I understand that silicones are bad IF you don't properly clean your hair and thoroughly condition. What's the use of using a non-cone conditioner to keep my hair from drying out if I'm constantly cutting knots out? I'm not ranting at you, just my unfortunate situation. :wink:
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for your reply, Spiderlashes.

    Actually, I am using a sulfate shampoo on a weekly basis to get the silicone off. Then I'm doing a deep conditioning treatment after the shampoo wash to make sure my hair stays properly moisturized between silicone applications.

    I also mentioned that I may clarify monthly to make sure I get the silicone off every once and a while.

    The humectant conditioner I'm using is Suave, although I'm going to stock up on a salon brand once I run out.

    My hair looks like the 3c picture on Blended Beauty. The corkscrews are very tiny and tight. Although silicones are bad for some people, it helps me fingercomb on a daily basis without loosing a lot of hair or cutting out knots. I've tried other conditioners and they just don't do that for me.

    So I understand that silicones are bad IF you don't properly clean your hair and thoroughly condition. What's the use of using a non-cone conditioner to keep my hair from drying out if I'm constantly cutting knots out? I'm not ranting at you, just my unfortunate situation. :wink:

    Yes, you have to find what combo works for you...it may be different than what anyone else uses. FYI, Suave Humectant contains a cone..."dimethiconol, I believe. Not saying that you shouldn't use it. Just pointing out the possibility that it does...if I remember correctly. Even though it doesn't end in "cone" it is still a cone.
    Does it contain dimethiconol?
    
    :?:

  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    I don't think my hair is -cone sensitive, but I don't want to take the risk. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my hair looks with this conditioner. I think I've come up with a routine that will eliminate damage. Tell me what you think.
    What do you think? :D
    i think your routine is fine! as long as you clarify, the cones will come off. my curls are closer to the blended beauty 3c and i find that cones can be helpful in weighing down the hair. tighter curls need a little weight IMO.
    my routine is close to yours: daily no poo, use a leave in, go. ddta, paul mitchell, and abba are the only cone conditioners i use, but i just no poo w a clarifying conditioner once a week and im fine. my normal no poos, (suave natuals, V05, elucence) are cone free.
    loose 4a, silky meets cottony
    routine: co-wash, add leave in or plain water, shake & go
    staples: elucence poo & conditioners, V05 & suave naturals, jessicurl too shea, AO.
  • earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
    Spiderlashes, thanks for the heads up about the Suave! It's hard to find a cheap condish without cones. Better reason for me to DT with salon brands. I'll let you all know if my hair dries out. Hopefully it won't. Thanks for hte looking out! :wink:

    Jazzijenni, thanks! Weighing the hair down keeps it from tangling so much too. I'm glad to know its working for you too. That gives me hope.