Dimethicone vs. Dimethiconol

What's the difference between dimethicone and dimethiconol? Is dimethiconol lighter or heavier than dimethicone? Is it a light or heavy 'cone in general? Can anyone give me the "scoop" on dimethiconol?

Hi there!
I suggest that you did a quick search in the forum. I am new here (as mentioned in my previous posts), but I have found some posts that might help you.

Check here :
Dimethicone and Dimethiconol...is there a diff?

Is dimethiconol water soluble?

Is dimethiconol a silicone?


and of course here:
What’s the Scoop on Silicones?

Hope the above might help you
GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010
3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek
Hi there!
I suggest that you did a quick search in the forum. I am new here (as mentioned in my previous posts), but I have found some posts that might help you.

Check here :
Dimethicone and Dimethiconol...is there a diff?

Is dimethiconol water soluble?

Is dimethiconol a silicone?


and of course here:
What’s the Scoop on Silicones?

Hope the above might help you
Originally Posted by Skia
I've read all of those posts and have done research on the topic before I posted about it, and I still haven't found the answer to my questions, which is why I'm posting them.

I don't know a lot about dimethiconol. I know at one time it was in one of my stylers-- but for the life of me, I cannot remember which one. If memory serves me correctly, it didn't seem to be as heavy of a cone as dimethicone, but I could be wrong. I don't remember having build up issues from it.
I hope to read more responses to this thread myself.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.


3a/3b
Oh I'm sorry, I thought that by "Is it a light or heavy 'cone in general?" you meant if it is water soluble
Unfortunately I cannot answer your question, but according to cosmeticsdatabase.com , dimethicone is low hazard to moderate hazard ingredient, while Dimethiconol is listed as a low hazard one.
I wish I could help you
I think that the more experienced once will do so
GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010
3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek

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