Sneaky silicone!

I got a sample size of Ogx Biotin & Collagen conditioner and Coconut Milk conditioner and used them each before I realized there are some sneaky silicones in them. I don't have much in the way of sulfates (I use Shea Moisture low poos, but I've been sulfate free for a while now). Anyone familiar with Ogx ingredients? Should a get a sulfate shampoo to clarify, or just switch back to my usual conditioners?

I know this won't kill my hair, just checking to see how hard I should work to remove the silicones :-)
2a canopy, 2c/3a everywhere else
Medium porosity/density
Modified CG since 2014


  • Low-poo: SM fruit fusion/ SM coconut hibiscus
  • Conditioner: Rotating SM and Deva One Condii
  • LI: SM Curl & style milk
  • Styler/Gel: Cantu curl activator, Deva UDG

  • Experimenting with protein and lightweight oils, so far my hair LOVES PROTEIN. (IAGirl Protein treatment)
  • DIY addict

Working on loving my hair, no matter what kind of a day it's having.
I don't remember Organix products being silicone-free. IMO, it's up to you. How often do you clarify? You could just wait til your next clarifying session since I'm assuming you've only used those conditioners once and don't plan on using them again. Silicones really only become a problem when they build up. I don't think using them once or twice will cause build up. I used a silicone conditioner once this week (all of my other conditioners are cone free) and I honestly don't feel a difference in my hair. I just go on with my daily routine. I personally don't see cones as the devil lol.

However, if you really want to get rid of them for sure I'd just go ahead and clarify. Like I said, I think it's up to you.
4a/3c, Normal-Low Porosity, Fine Texture
Shampoo: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo
Deep Conditioner: TJ's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Styler:V05 Conditioner Strawberries & Cream Conditioner
I don't remember Organix products being silicone-free. IMO, it's up to you. How often do you clarify? You could just wait til your next clarifying session since I'm assuming you've only used those conditioners once and don't plan on using them again. Silicones really only become a problem when they build up. I don't think using them once or twice will cause build up. I used a silicone conditioner once this week (all of my other conditioners are cone free) and I honestly don't feel a difference in my hair. I just go on with my daily routine. I personally don't see cones as the devil lol.

However, if you really want to get rid of them for sure I'd just go ahead and clarify. Like I said, I think it's up to you.
Originally Posted by Curlista93
Oh yes, it definitely didn't say silicone free, I just didn't read the ingredients very closely. I try to avoid them just because they weigh my hair down, but I haven't noticed a huge difference from the two times I co washed with the Ogx, so like you said, they probably haven't really built up enough to weigh anything down.

Thank you! I appreciate the "silicones aren't the devil" perspective, it's a good realty check for when I go too far on the "ack, silicone, BAD" track.
2a canopy, 2c/3a everywhere else
Medium porosity/density
Modified CG since 2014


  • Low-poo: SM fruit fusion/ SM coconut hibiscus
  • Conditioner: Rotating SM and Deva One Condii
  • LI: SM Curl & style milk
  • Styler/Gel: Cantu curl activator, Deva UDG

  • Experimenting with protein and lightweight oils, so far my hair LOVES PROTEIN. (IAGirl Protein treatment)
  • DIY addict

Working on loving my hair, no matter what kind of a day it's having.
Haha yeah silicones are actually useful sometimes. They can add a lot more slip to conditioners. For me personally though...my silicone free conditioners have just as much slip, if not more, than my silicone conditioner.
4a/3c, Normal-Low Porosity, Fine Texture
Shampoo: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo
Deep Conditioner: TJ's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Styler:V05 Conditioner Strawberries & Cream Conditioner

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