Silicones and stylist rant and question!

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I went CG about 6 months ago not only based on the advice of a lot of curlies here, but my stylist. As she cut my hair on Thursday, she said how much healthier my scalp looks. I told her I'm pretty sure it's from cutting out sulfates. She said she was so happy to hear that I had gone CG....and then coated my hair in a silicone-based curl cream. Argh! Is my only option to use a sulfate now? It took 2 weeks to recover last time I used a sulfate shampoo.
Any low-poo with coco betaine will remove silicones. Sulfates not necessary.
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3a/f/iii
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
Try apple cider vinegar or baking soda to get rid of it
I didn't know coco betaine removed silicones. I'll try my sulfate free shampoo that has it! If that doesn't work, what is an apple cider vinegar or baking soda rinse?

Thanks to you both!!!
Baking soda is alkaline so damaging to both skin and hair, I hate sulphates but I'd rather even use them than baking soda.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I didn't know coco betaine removed silicones. I'll try my sulfate free shampoo that has it! If that doesn't work, what is an apple cider vinegar or baking soda rinse?

Thanks to you both!!!
Originally Posted by DCWavyLady
If it doesn't work the first time, just try a second time and let it sit for a minute or so. The only thing that I have had difficulty getting out with coco betain is waterproof sunscreen, and that def needs a sulfate.
Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
I was wondering... can you also remove cones with lauryl betain? What is lauryl betain anyway? (my sulfate free poo has lauryl betain)
What's the Scoop on Silicones?
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
I know that one, but I never seem to find any information about lauryl betain
The link was more for the OP lol.

I don't have any additional info... I would love to get a Round 2 of the curl chemist's post on additional silicones and surfactants!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
woops wel, let's say it's almost 2a.m. and I'm having exams, does that count as an excuse?
It is a good link though, but doesn't it almost say what was said in the 2nd post here?
I used my low poo with coco betaine and it seems to have done the trick! Thank you!!!

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