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Old 10-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
 
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Exclamation ATTENTION: Renpure Organics Argan Oil Conditioner Now Contains Amodimethicone!

Hello everyone,

I just searched and was unable to find any information about what I have found out so I am letting you know here.

I went CG in January of this year and after trying several drugstore products I finally settled on a good combo of co-washing with Suave Naturals and using Renpure Organics Argan Oil conditioner as a rinse out.
I have noticed that since school started in August that my hair has slowly been looking worse and worse. This past weekend when I was conditioning my hair I was reading the Renpure bottle and I realized that it contained amodimethicone. I immediately started wondering if I had missed this before so I looked at an older bottle that I had and, sure enough, it does not contain amodimethicone. I had a subscription through Amazon to send me two bottles of Renpure Organics Argan Oil conditioner every two months and the last time I received some was at the beginning of August. I am not quite sure when it was reformulated but it was sometime over the summer.

Now I am not quite sure what to do regarding my own hair. What do I use to remove the build up of amodimethicone. What rinse out conditioner can I use now.

I hope this helps some people and I would appreciate any help from others.

EDIT - I should also note that this is for the Renpure Organics Argan Oil Luxurious Conditioner and not the Renpure Organics Argan Oil Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, which is know to have amodimethicone.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
 
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Argh, another reformulation? I switched to Renpure's Argan Oil Luxurious conditioner just this fall as a replacement for GFTN (which now has amodimethicone), and my hair loves it so much I've been able to conditioner only style with it. I got my bottle in the middle of September and it only has Silicone Quaternium-17, which is water soluble. No idea how long the bottle might have been sitting on the store shelf though.

Amodimethicone can be removed with a sulfate shampoo, or with a sulfate free shampoo that contains Cocamidopropyl Betaine or Cocobetaine.

I don't have any good suggestions on a CG friendly conditioner with a highly similar ingredients deck. Many like Sally Beauty Supply's Generic Value Products Conditioning Balm (a knockoff of Biolage Conditioning Balm), and the As I Am line. If you want something you can get in a Wal-Mart, there's Giovanni or the Yes To lines. Also, last I heard, Garnier's Body Boost and Pure Clean conditioners were both still silicone free and CG friendly.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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amodimethicone does not build up. and it can be removed with a low poo. maybe there is another ingredient in there that your hair does not like? of maybe your hair is sensitive to it???
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
 
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regardless of whether it builds up, it would still block moisture from penetrating, right?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
 
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regardless of whether it builds up, it would still block moisture from penetrating, right?

Yes and no- there are other factors that contribute to this.

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regardless of whether it builds up, it would still block moisture from penetrating, right?
Yes, IMO
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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here is one article by the curl chemist that should be helpful:

Amodimethicone and other Amine-functionalized Silicones

there are other silicone articles and low poos what do they remove, etc., so keep searching curl chemist articles.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
 
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sounds to me like you wouldn't want to use amodimethicone unless you regularly use sulfates OR cocobetaine.
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