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Dimethicone

Is it really that bad for your hair? I really like the Yes to Carrots and it is in there. Please help!
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Poo:Marshmallow Shampoo Bar
Conditioner:Yes To Tomatoes & She Scent It Avocado Conditioner
Leave-in:QB Burdock Cream
Styling:QB Amla & Heavy Cream
Hair Mask:Bentonite Clay
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's not that dimethicone, or any of the cones really, are all THAT bad for your hair. THe biggest issue you'll run across with them is the fact that they coat your hair and might prevent moisture from getting in, thus drying out your hair.

    The real issue comes from the fact that you need a sulfate or detergent to get them out. THOSE are the real culprits when it comes to drying out your hair and causing damage.
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • SkibiesSkibies Posts: 156Registered Users
    :blob3:Thanks because I am trying to use sulfate free shampoos, so that would be bad.
    3&4 Curls and Corkscrews
    Poo:Marshmallow Shampoo Bar
    Conditioner:Yes To Tomatoes & She Scent It Avocado Conditioner
    Leave-in:QB Burdock Cream
    Styling:QB Amla & Heavy Cream
    Hair Mask:Bentonite Clay
    :afro: *NO MORE HEAT STYLING MY HAIR, JUST LOVING MY HAIR*
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lol, yes, generally speaking it would be bad. There was a Curl Chemist article on NC.com awhile back that had a table with the cones, and what you had to use to remove them. I'm at work, and can't really shift through the info at the moment, but you should be able to find it if you don't mind digging some :) It was actually pretty cool to see what removed what.
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • BrewCrewGrlBrewCrewGrl Posts: 442Registered Users
    The Scoop on Silicones - talks about 'cones and what is needed to remove them

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-...p-on-silicones

    Here is the link. I use a styler with dimethicone, and I wash with Cocobetaine usually once or twice a week and I don't have a problem with buildup but each person is different!
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  • SkibiesSkibies Posts: 156Registered Users
    Gracias Ladys!
    3&4 Curls and Corkscrews
    Poo:Marshmallow Shampoo Bar
    Conditioner:Yes To Tomatoes & She Scent It Avocado Conditioner
    Leave-in:QB Burdock Cream
    Styling:QB Amla & Heavy Cream
    Hair Mask:Bentonite Clay
    :afro: *NO MORE HEAT STYLING MY HAIR, JUST LOVING MY HAIR*
    My Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Frizosbonitos.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • SkiaSkia Posts: 47Registered Users
    Hello!
    I've been searching around for info about dimethicone. I've bought a HC+ Probiotici Professional Hair Mask (it has as a third ingredient Organic Aloe Vera), which unfortunately has dimethicone in the ingredients (5th in the list). I was wondering if it is too bad to apply it to hair and leave it all night and in the morning to use Biokap shampoo to remove it (it is sls free and has cocamidopropyl betaine, which can clean silicones)
    Is it pointless to do so? Will using the sls free shampoo afterwards remove also the softness, moisture, etc done by the mask?
    Thank you very much in advance :D
    GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010 :love5:
    3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

    Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
    Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
    Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

    Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek
  • SummerRubySummerRuby Posts: 468Registered Users
    MimsTX wrote: »
    THe biggest issue you'll run across with them is the fact that they coat your hair and might prevent moisture from getting in, thus drying out your hair.

    I really don't think 'cones do this as much as people make it out to be. I mean, they're basically sealants (like oils, but to a higher degree) and if they really completely prevented moisture/water from getting in, then they would also prevent the moisture that was already present in our hair from escaping, since it would have to be an impermeable barrier to prevent the entrance of water into the hair shaft. And if 'cones were really that impermeable, then our hair would never dry (if you applied the 'cones to wet hair), but it does. I think most 'cones are semi-permeable, so moisture/water can enter and leave the hair shaft, albeit not as efficiently as it would be able to with a more permeable barrier (oils/butters).

    Anyway, OP - just try out the Hair Mud. You have to go through trial and error to see what works, and if your hair reacts badly, then just use a sulfate-free 'poo, Giovanni TTTT, and dilute it so that it's even less stripping.

  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    SummerRuby wrote: »
    MimsTX wrote: »
    THe biggest issue you'll run across with them is the fact that they coat your hair and might prevent moisture from getting in, thus drying out your hair.

    I really don't think 'cones do this as much as people make it out to be. I mean, they're basically sealants (like oils, but to a higher degree) and if they really completely prevented moisture/water from getting in, then they would also prevent the moisture that was already present in our hair from escaping, since it would have to be an impermeable barrier to prevent the entrance of water into the hair shaft. And if 'cones were really that impermeable, then our hair would never dry (if you applied the 'cones to wet hair), but it does. I think most 'cones are semi-permeable, so moisture/water can enter and leave the hair shaft, albeit not as efficiently as it would be able to with a more permeable barrier (oils/butters).

    Anyway, OP - just try out the Hair Mud. You have to go through trial and error to see what works, and if your hair reacts badly, then just use a sulfate-free 'poo, Giovanni TTTT, and dilute it so that it's even less stripping.

    +1 - remember if it doesn't work just use the low poo. Don't be scared to try things.
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    Dimethicone gave my hair its bounce back when it was flat last winter!
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • SkiaSkia Posts: 47Registered Users
    Thank you very much for your quick replies!
    I just applied the mask on my hair and I intend to leave it all night long (it is midnight right now here in Greece). I'll inform you about the results in the morning ;)
    I'm just a little disappointed, because I have been a CG for a month and a half and now I think I should change my signature to "modified CG" :p
    Or am I forgiven because I am new to this and currently experimenting with new products? :p
    GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010 :love5:
    3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

    Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
    Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
    Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

    Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek