Light Silicone Use

I canít believe I tried HEHH after being silicone-free for 9 months. But will all the good reviews, wonderful scent and easy availability on the ground; I just had to try it.

The result was well defined curls, good volume and root curl. I even have some 3c spirals on the longest layers. My hair is pretty porous. This may be why this worked so well.

Iím tempted to buy a full size bottle since I used the sample already. Iím thinking this might be an every 3rd day condish. Do others use it everyday without problems?

I still have a good amount of surface frizz after being CG all this time. Is it false hope to think one product; especially one with cones, will cure the frizz?
Spirals, curls & waves, Med-Coarse Texture, Med Porosity, Low Elasticity
oooo, i've been thinking of using some myself, can't wait to hear what others say!
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
I use and like the HEHH conditioner. Some days my hair really likes it, other days it is just okay but it is a very good conditioner in my rotation.

I have come to the conclusion that you may be on the verge of coming to: That for my hair (porous too, BTW) and with my desert climate, my hair looks better with the milder cones than with the CG routine. I still use some CG conditioners, such as AOGPB, and I use Kirkland Hydrating as a cowash on my cowash days, but nowadays most of my stuff has the cones. I also find that my CG stuff works better when it's followed by the light cone leave-in. Example: the other day, killer hair day with Too Shea and my Garnier Fructis leave-in over it. Too Shea with a CG leave-in always left me with lots of frizz.

I like the bis-aminopropyl dimethicone (in the HEHH) and also the amodimethicone. This are "milder" silicones that you can get out with a low poo. They really help me with definition and cutting down on frizz. My hair does not like the heavier cones such as cyclopentasiloxane or even plain ol' dimethicone. They are too gunky, plastic-y, and stringy in my hair.

So maybe the HEHH is indeed "that one product" for you! Just in case you'd like to try some other products that fit into the "light cone use" category, here are some others you might also consider:

new Pantene Curls Dry to Moisturized condish (bis-cone) I just got this and am testing it as a rinse out but also as a leave-in. So far, so good....

Pantene Curls Gel (PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is water soluble) This can be a little plastic-y but for the final touch up to smooth over everything before I head out the door, it is really good. Still testing for wet hair.

Garnier Fructis S&S Leave-In Conditioning Cream (a-cone)

Aussie conditioners also have the bis-cone but my hair doesn't like them as much.

Good luck
Dry climate
2C/3A, fine texture, high porosity, medium-low density

For me, desert climate+porous hair+CG=inconsistent results!
You may not have surface frizz forever - mine has continued to improve as heat damage has grown out. I don't think there's anything wrong with using an occasional cone if it makes you happier with your hair. On the other hand, I would continue to limit cone exposure and shampooing to allow those strands to grow out.
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I have come to the conclusion that you may be on the verge of coming to: That for my hair (porous too, BTW) and with my desert climate, my hair looks better with the milder cones than with the CG routine. I still use some CG conditioners, such as AOGPB, and I use Kirkland Hydrating as a cowash on my cowash days, but nowadays most of my stuff has the cones. I also find that my CG stuff works better when it's followed by the light cone leave-in. Example: the other day, killer hair day with Too Shea and my Garnier Fructis leave-in over it. Too Shea with a CG leave-in always left me with lots of frizz.

I like the bis-aminopropyl dimethicone (in the HEHH) and also the amodimethicone. This are "milder" silicones that you can get out with a low poo. They really help me with definition and cutting down on frizz. My hair does not like the heavier cones such as cyclopentasiloxane or even plain ol' dimethicone. They are too gunky, plastic-y, and stringy in my hair.

So maybe the HEHH is indeed "that one product" for you! Just in case you'd like to try some other products that fit into the "light cone use" category, here are some others you might also consider:

new Pantene Curls Dry to Moisturized condish (bis-cone) I just got this and am testing it as a rinse out but also as a leave-in. So far, so good....
Originally Posted by tendrilly
I'm starting to come to the same conclusion. And thank you for the advice on using CG condishes first and then using a 'cone' one. Sort of sealing with condish.

Newcurly, I am going to try to stay away from poo. No pooing is working great for me. I'm hoping one of these days the frizz will disappear. But I diffuse most days because I need my hair mostly dry by the time I get to work. Once a week cones may be the next step.
Spirals, curls & waves, Med-Coarse Texture, Med Porosity, Low Elasticity

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