Going back to Cones for a bit

So I had a huge hair saga for a long time trying to figure out what's wrong, and it was right around the time my thyroid when to heck.

So all the work I did to figure out my hair - doesn't like this or that protein, etc. May not even be true since I think my hair is really think and brittle and frizzy now from thyroid issues.

Anyway.

I used Twisted Sista today and it has cones in it and I used a little pattern pusha on top of that and I feel like I have nice hair again.

My question is - if I went back to using some cones or a silicone topper (like biosilk silk therapy - ) would that be really damaging to my hair?

At this point it can take 6-12 months to heal my thyroid and I don't expect my hair will look great in the meantime, the cones coat my hair and give it some shine and a little weight. And it's smooth and soft-
Trying to weigh out the decision. Thanks!
3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
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Want to grow it long again!
And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!
So I had a huge hair saga for a long time trying to figure out what's wrong, and it was right around the time my thyroid when to heck.

So all the work I did to figure out my hair - doesn't like this or that protein, etc. May not even be true since I think my hair is really think and brittle and frizzy now from thyroid issues.

Anyway.

I used Twisted Sista today and it has cones in it and I used a little pattern pusha on top of that and I feel like I have nice hair again.

My question is - if I went back to using some cones or a silicone topper (like biosilk silk therapy - ) would that be really damaging to my hair?

At this point it can take 6-12 months to heal my thyroid and I don't expect my hair will look great in the meantime, the cones coat my hair and give it some shine and a little weight. And it's smooth and soft-
Trying to weigh out the decision. Thanks!
Originally Posted by LilaGirl
I don't think cones are damaging to the hair at all. They may coat it and keep moisture from coming in but at the same time they'll keep it protected from things like heat. Sulfates (especially in excess) are damaging. Worst comes to worse you can always just shampoo them out, do a deep treatment to restore moisture and start over. Good luck with your thyroid and I'm sure it'll level out soon and your hair will return to normal. (Seen it myself. My mom has hypo- and she's fine. She's even slim.)
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Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

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I'm not sure about the Biosilk line as I had used the shampoo years ago and it was one of the worst products I have ever used, I haven't tried the silk therapy though.

I use some conditioners with silicones in them and occasionally some other hair products with cones and they don't do anything harmful to my hair at all. My hair looks and feels great and I have no issues removing them or with build up. In fact my hair looks and feels the same with cones as it does without cones and I'm not concerned with picking out all the cone free conditioners in the stores I just buy what works for me.

Everyone's hair is different so if you think the cones will work for you, you can always experiment a little and if it doesn't work then you can resort back to your cone free routine.
Yeah, don't even get me started on the weight thing! I've not been able to lose a single pound! So frustrating.

Anyway - you make a point - it's not like the cones damage. And dimethicone is water soluble, no?

But yeah I don't mind poo-ing and deep treating if it just makes my hair look better during the months I'm dealing with this thyroid stuff.

So I had a huge hair saga for a long time trying to figure out what's wrong, and it was right around the time my thyroid when to heck.

So all the work I did to figure out my hair - doesn't like this or that protein, etc. May not even be true since I think my hair is really think and brittle and frizzy now from thyroid issues.

Anyway.

I used Twisted Sista today and it has cones in it and I used a little pattern pusha on top of that and I feel like I have nice hair again.

My question is - if I went back to using some cones or a silicone topper (like biosilk silk therapy - ) would that be really damaging to my hair?

At this point it can take 6-12 months to heal my thyroid and I don't expect my hair will look great in the meantime, the cones coat my hair and give it some shine and a little weight. And it's smooth and soft-
Trying to weigh out the decision. Thanks!
Originally Posted by LilaGirl
I don't think cones are damaging to the hair at all. They may coat it and keep moisture from coming in but at the same time they'll keep it protected from things like heat. Sulfates (especially in excess) are damaging. Worst comes to worse you can always just shampoo them out, do a deep treatment to restore moisture and start over. Good luck with your thyroid and I'm sure it'll level out soon and your hair will return to normal. (Seen it myself. My mom has hypo- and she's fine. She's even slim.)
Originally Posted by dusalocks
3b/fine/normal porosity/normal elasticity

LOVES behentrimonium methosulfate
(don't ask me to pronounce that!)


Want to grow it long again!
And simply want to figure out this hair of mine!

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