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You know from my blog on The Advantages and Disadvantages of Silicones that silicones have some great benefits. However, some silicones do not wash off without shampoo so if you are on a co-wash regime you need to avoid them.
Water-soluble (Will not buildup on hair; can be washed out with just water)
Slightly soluble / evaporate from hair (May buildup in hair; can usually be co-washed out)
Not water-soluble (Will buildup in hair and need a sulfate shampoo to be washed out)
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18/3/2014 08:40:25 am
Hello I was reading your information about silicones and have looked up on my hair products ingredients list. I have found that some of my products have similar names to what is on your list. please could you tell me if: Stearyl Ahocohol the same as Stearyl Dimethicone?and Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol,Glycerin Dimethicone, the same as whats on your list. These ingredients are 3rd/ 4th down on the list. also what shampoo is best to use once a month to get these off my hair.I don't really co wash any more as I use 'Aunty Jackies moistuizrings shampoo which has got good ingredients in it.
19/3/2014 07:11:05 am
31/5/2014 06:19:49 pm
This is such a helpful post, thanks so much!
3/8/2015 01:07:30 am
I co-wash with Pantene for Natural Hair and every two weeks I shampoo with Crème-of-Nature Argan Oil Shampoo which is sulfate-free. I use the Pantene for NH Deep Conditioner also. This regimen works for me and I have soft, curly hair.
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