Do Cocamidopropyl betaine and other gentle non-sulfate cleansers remove silicones?

I have been under the impression for awhile that many silicones need a surfactant or sulfate shampoo for removal, or else they will buildup. However I thought gentle cleansers could remove the slightly water soluble cones and such. However I have been reading around, and most of the articles say Cocamidopropyl betaine and other gentle cleansers can remove all silicones... Just wondering if you guys think this is 100% true, and personal experience from those that use cones and sulfate free poos. Thanks

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For me, yes, coca betaine is enough. I've used sulfate-free low-poos, like Renpure, that have coca betaine and they remove my heavy-duty layers of silicone with no build-up at all!
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LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
I am CG but when I used cones all I did was make sure I used a shampoo with that ingredient and that was how I got them out. I haven't used a sulfate shampoo in Lord knows how long. I do see curlies on here telling people they have to use a sulfate to remove silicones and buildup but I don't find that to be the case. There is an old naturally curly article listing all the silicones and what it takes to remove them. Should answer your questions.
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I also have no issues with silicone buildup when I use coco betaine. I'm very modified CG and will use silicone styling products about once a week or so.

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Yes, gentle surfs will remove silicones.
Thanks for confirming that guys. Going to rewire my brain now lol.

I do see curlies on here telling people they have to use a sulfate to remove silicones and buildup but I don't find that to be the case.
Originally Posted by adthomas
Maybe that's where I got the idea? *shrugs*

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

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