07-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
If you're talking about their Smooth collection and Shine collection shampoos /conditioners, several of us were initially excited about them since they were billed as silicone /sulfate free versions of their older products that smelled fantastic. When I checked ingredients at my local store, I found the shampoos were silicone free but contained sulfates, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The conditioners were sulfate free but contained silicones. The 'cones were Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone, which has to be removed with a low poo. According to the Curl Chemist, the Cyclopentasiloxane is not water soluble but evaporates during the drying process and can be cowashed out. Maybe the ingredients in your local store are different, but these two lines were a total fail for me.
I haven't checked the Drama Clean ingredients in a while, but if I recall correctly, it had Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone, which needs a low poo to remove. It does repel further layers once it's deposited onto the hair shaft though (like amodimethicone does), so it shouldn't build up.
If you're strict CG (don't low poo), I'd pass on both of these lines. If you do occasionally low poo, you might try the Drama Clean condish, and if you experience adverse results, you can simply low poo it out.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity
Spring Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, Cure Care
Stylers: HESMU, LALSG
PT: IAGirl's (every 2 weeks or as needed)
Trying: Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel