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mus2 12-19-2006 06:43 PM

sedu flat iron
 
I just bought a Sedu flat iron and am sort of scared to try it. Will my curls come back? Will it do wierd things to my curls? I just want a different look once in a while even though I really like my curly hair (well, not always!) If someone could give me some imput I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

SuZen 12-20-2006 06:54 AM

Your curls should come back, as long as your hair doesn't get really damaged. Just be careful with that thing!

sherry7899 12-20-2006 07:40 AM

Hi,

I have a Sedu (although I've stopped using it). Make sure to use a heat protectant (like V05 heat protectant spray) before straightening. I always used it at a temperature UNDER three hundred degrees...although it did take a few passes through my hair to straighten it at that temp. I wonder if it's less damaging to use a slightly higher temp and only need to pass through each hair section once? Anyway, my curls did come back afterwards without any problems.

Maybe do a deep conditioning treatment the day after you straighten it.

Hope that helps-
Sherry

ariesxtreme 12-20-2006 12:54 PM

Sherry,

Do you know if that V05 is CG? I'm trying to look for a heat protectant that's somewhat CG and isn't loaded with cones and such.

sherry7899 12-20-2006 01:52 PM

Hi,

I can post the ingredients when I get home. I am pretty sure that it is CG friendly, though.

Take care,
Sherry

sherry7899 12-20-2006 06:32 PM

Hi,

I'm sorry, but I must have finished the bottle of Vo5 that I have and not realized it (sign of having too much stuff!)

Can anyone else help out with the ingredients for the Vo5 heat protectant mist?

Thank you-
Sherry

ariesxtreme 12-21-2006 09:04 AM

Sherry,

Found it...VO5 Miracle Mist Heat Defense

Water Aqua , Glycerin , Amodimethicone , PEG-12 Dimethicone , PVP , Propylene Glycol , Hydrolyzed Silk , Tocopheryl Acetate , Niacinamide , Biotin , Panthenol , Ascorbic Acid , Polysorbate 20 , Cetrimonium Chloride , Trideceth-12 , Cetylpyridinium Chloride , Benzophenone-4 , Triethanolamine , Disodium EDTA , DMDM Hydantoin , Fragrance Parfum


I straightened my hair this morning and had to use Tresemme and it had Dimethicone it in :evil: ..but then I found a bottle of the L'Oreal Studio Line Heated Activated straightening cream..this looks CG to me also.

Water , Cyclopentasiloxane , Propylene Glycol , Hydroxypropyl Guar , Phenoxyethanol , PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone , Behentrimonium Chloride , Aminomethyl Propanol , Trideceth-12 , Polyquaternium-4 , Xylose , Dimethiconol , Limonene , Linalool , Amodimethicone , Carbomer , Methylparaben , Potato Starch Modified , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Citronellol , Cetrimonium Chloride , Citral , Laureth-23 , Laureth-4 , Hexyl Cinnamal , Amyl Cinnamal , Fragrance

SuZen 12-22-2006 06:29 AM

Sorry, airesxtreme, but that L'Oreal straightening cream is definitely not CG. Cyclopentasiloxane is the most hard-to-remove silicone there is. You would need a sulfate shampoo to get that out of your hair.

ariesxtreme 12-22-2006 01:03 PM

Crap!

I'm not to privy to which cones are water soluable and which are not. I do need to shampoo then, I cant' do like a ACV or Baking Soda rinse? The VO5 spray look okay? As far as using a sulfate shampoo which I haven't used in I don't even know how long, I can't resort to a no sulfate poo?

How hard is dimethicone to wash out? My fav drugstore deep conditioner has it, which is the Aussie Miracle 3 min.

botticellicurlygirl 12-22-2006 01:22 PM

I use the Sedu flat iron, and I also keep at a lower temperature to avoid any major damage. I put Phytodefrisant and some Framesi Options Way Smooth into my hair before blow drying. I normally use a large round brush to smooth my hair out while blow drying so that I don't need to use the flat iron very much. I normally only have to concentrate on the back where I struggle to get it perfectly straight. Now that I just found Phyto 9, a leave-in, I put a little on my hair to smooth it out after I've dried and flat ironed. It really helps smooth it out and is CG.

SuZen 12-22-2006 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ariesxtreme
Crap!

I'm not to privy to which cones are water soluable and which are not. I do need to shampoo then, I cant' do like a ACV or Baking Soda rinse? The VO5 spray look okay? As far as using a sulfate shampoo which I haven't used in I don't even know how long, I can't resort to a no sulfate poo?

How hard is dimethicone to wash out? My fav drugstore deep conditioner has it, which is the Aussie Miracle 3 min.

The water soluble cones are dimethicone copolylol and any cone with PEG- and a number in front of it. Dimethicone and amodimethicone are not too bad, so if you don't use large amounts daily you might be able to remove it with a non-sulfate shampoo. You could also try an ACV rinse. Cyclopentasiloxane would require sulfates.

The V05 spray might be okay. The amodimethicone is, as I said, not the worst, and at least there are a couple of other ingredients in front of it on the list. The dimethicone has PEG-12 in front of it so it should be soluble.

ariesxtreme 12-22-2006 03:35 PM

Thanks Suzen, I really appreciate your input. Getting my hair colored and cut tomorrow so the shampoo I get from them should remove that god awful thing I put in my hair. :?


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