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    Default Silicones or no silicones and why?

    Im curious to know if you prefer silicones or no silicones and why? Forgive me if there is already a thread on this, I cant search on the mobile site. I use both silicones and no silicones, depending on how I feel and how my hair feels. I have old bleach damage that I am growing out. When I had my natural hair I did not use silicones. Not sure if I will ever go back to entirely no silicones.

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    Well, I have the type of hair that does well on cones. I also have really fine hair strands, so the longer my hair gets the crazier the tangles get... Cones are a saviour for my tangly hair. But, for environmental reasons, I try to find cone-free options. I'm going to try Hair Food tonight!
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    I try to avoid them because they build up so fast on my natural hair. My old bleached hair loved them though.

    I think now my hair is very low porosity so less is more!

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    I love polymer-type silicones that aren't so keen on building up on themselves, for example amodimethicone and bis-aminopropyl dimethicone.

    My virgin hair is okay both with and without silicones, as far as I know, but I'm an 'all or nothing' kind of person, so I might as well go for all the slip I can.
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    I'm a no cones kind of person. I use shampoo bars to clean my hair and I'm really not sure if those are strong enough to wash away cones.

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    I used to be cone free but since I moved to somewhere with hard water, my hair has done far better with cones. It's the only thing that keeps my hair from sticking to itself and tangling super bad. I also do ROO with it and I've had awesome results.

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    No silicones, they build up on my scalp and make my roots look completely flat (and greasy)

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    Silicones are inferior to the body's natural conditioner (sebum). Being waxy, sebum facilitates the comb in pulling lint out of hair. I have not found a similar property in hair products with silicone.
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    Default Re: Silicones or no silicones and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkles122 View Post
    Im curious to know if you prefer silicones or no silicones and why? Forgive me if there is already a thread on this, I cant search on the mobile site. I use both silicones and no silicones, depending on how I feel and how my hair feels. I have old bleach damage that I am growing out. When I had my natural hair I did not use silicones. Not sure if I will ever go back to entirely no silicones.
    Either or, with me. As long as the product detangles and moisturizes well, I am content. For instance the Garnier Fructis Hairfood mask (called treats in the US) is without silicones, but it detangles like a breeze and so I like that... a lot!

    Let me tell you a quick story. When I first got here, I was "talked into" an aversion to silicones and even sulfates. You just didn't use them, period. Then I got off the sulfate-free and silicone-free bandwagon years later (partly due to a finicky scalp) and boy... it's really all in your head, you know, the difference. When you *well and truly* look at it.

    I just started looking at it product by product. Not so much silicone to silicone-free. And that works *much* much better. One product needs the silicones, others do not. It is all about the "effect" on MY hair and if MY hair likes it or not. That's the *only* thing I go by.

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    Default Re: Silicones or no silicones and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nox_Inber View Post
    I used to be cone free but since I moved to somewhere with hard water, my hair has done far better with cones. It's the only thing that keeps my hair from sticking to itself and tangling super bad. I also do ROO with it and I've had awesome results.
    Huh, I never thought about that. That explains a lot!!
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