I avoided cones for a long time or used them rarely and considered myself modified cg because I low poo'd once a week. Now I am slowly re-introducing cones when I wear my hair curly. So far - so good. Even the evil c-cone doesn't seem to bother my hair, but I use a mild shampoo for color treated hair which does have sulfates.

I find hot stylers much worse for my hair than cones.
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products and use CJ CCCL as my main styler. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
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