if i use cones, co-wash often but use sulfate poo...

only once a month, will my hair be dirty? or dull? i don't want to be a dirty girl, but like some cones and don't like the effect of sulfates on my hair. i also have a poo w/cocomydal? betaine but really would like to use any poo as little as possible. thank you!!!! hope your holidays are going well everyone!!!
It depends which 'cone(s) you're going to be using and if it's going to be daily, some come off more easily than others so you'll probably have to play it by ear. If you COwash with a CO that contains a couple of essential oils (as found in health food stores) and let it sit on your hair a while you may be more successful at avoiding heavy buildup than if you used a regular CO.

P.S. For less damage dilute the sulfate shampoo whenever you use it...
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thanks- that is really helpful information.
Yes you can use some cones depending on how fast they buildup for you and just shampoo now and then when you need it.
I think the only one that doesn't work that way for me is that cyclo-xane one. But I see that some use it fine without problem so it might just be my hair that hangs onto that one? It's in a lot of hairsprays.
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
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I've been thinking more and more lately that our water may have a lot to do with how our hair reacts to a lot of ingredients, after all, water normally contains several different minerals and these days a number of unknown chemicals that can combine with those in the hair products. Even in the same city, depending on the house or building one lives in, the water could be different because of the pipes. There are other variables such as having or using more or less oil on the hair and even the combination of different products that without our knowledge could bond to each other on our hair.
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I agree with halfwavyhalfcurly, I recently moved and had to completely revamp my hair protocol. I was living in Colorado where water quality is quite good and my hair looked good no matter what I did to it. Now that I live in Utah however where the water is as hard as it gets, I find that I need to use much more moisturizing conditioners, that amodimethicone is now my best friend, and that I REALLY need to shampoo once a week or so. I went for 5 months in Colorado on a strictly CO routine, so really what works in one place might not in another no matter what your hair type.

Also, in response to the OP Personally I think CO can be done with cones on a limited basis. In colorado I used to use a cone-laden conditioner once a week or so and as long as I didn't go overboard and avoided cones the rest of the time, they seemed to slowly strip away over time and I never had any buildup from them. I'd try out CO, get some cone-free condish of some sort and a coney one just to see how it goes. It can work wonders depending on your water quality. Also, a coco-beatine shampoo will get out a lot of cones so it might be worthwhile as well.
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Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
Also, in response to the OP Personally I think CO can be done with cones on a limited basis. In colorado I used to use a cone-laden conditioner once a week or so and as long as I didn't go overboard and avoided cones the rest of the time, they seemed to slowly strip away over time and I never had any buildup from them.
Originally Posted by teela1978
I'm glad to see someone else has made the same observation I did. Using a CO with 'cones after coloring one's hair actually helps "seal" the color, I'd even add that using it occasionally between retouches would protect the color from fading too fast.
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