Stylists or curly chemists, please, I have a cone question..
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 08:20PM
I was recently looking into surfactants, albeit in relation to polyquats, but found this thread extremely helpful:
Cones, polyquats, ions, and removal of buildup
Basically, dimethiconol is a water insoluble cone that cannot be removed by nonionic surfactants. You need to use an ionic surfactant to remove it (or something harsher).
I have only checked out two Shea Moisture shampoos, but they both had decyl glucoside, which is a nonionic surfactant. That won't remove the water insoluble cone. Cocomidopropyl betaine is an ionic surfactant that will remove dimethiconol. The thread above provides a much more thorough explanation, though!
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