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Old 06-30-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
 
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Default Getting rid of Cyclopentasiloxane

Not realizing how awful cyclopentasiloxane is, I have been using a product that contains it for at least a year. I read on this site that it takes using a clarifying shampoo numerous times to remove cyclopentasiloxane from the hair. I got Nexxus Aloe Rid and have used it two days in a row. Is that correct - to use it daily for a while? Or should I be cowashing and using the Aloe Rid once a week for a few weeks? How will I know when my hair is rid of that horrible 'cone? What characteristics can I expect to see?
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
 
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Personally, I'd just shampoo thoroughly twice in a row to make sure.
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I have the same problem! But I'm just starting CG from a bunchhh of different 'xanes and 'cones.

I'm wondering the same thing, so I'll just be lurking...

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I'm no scientist, but I would think ANY cone would EVENTUALLY come out even with just co washing. I can't see how any cone can stay in your hair forever if you don't continue to use that cone.

I'd say just wash your hair once (repeat if you think necessary) and start CG.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #5
 
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I could be wrong, but I've washed with a high-octane Suave shampoo twice now and while the situation is much, much better, I still think I could do it one more time. Certain sections of my hair are back to normal, but some areas are still bad.

I think it might have something to do with how I'm shampooing. I might be inadvertently skimping in certain areas and getting others more thoroughly. I'm going to shampoo more carefully in sections and see if that makes a difference.

Background: I have 'cone build up of a few kinds, including that a---cone that some people can get out with conditioner. My hair is very porous, so I think that's why it's sticking around. I also used the -xane cone a couple times without realizing it.
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I had my SIL who is a hairstylist buy this at a discount. I got about 30 packets for 2 bucks each. This stuff is AMAZING, it removes EVERYTHING and my hair always feels awesome after I use it. It is so natural you can eat it. It can't damage your hair. Its worth trying IMHO because it works and its not harsh on your hair.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:10 PM   #7
 
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I washed two days in a row with the Aloe Rid and started CG again. I don't see much difference yet.

Thanks!
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I'm no scientist, but I would think ANY cone would EVENTUALLY come out even with just co washing. I can't see how any cone can stay in your hair forever if you don't continue to use that cone.

I'd say just wash your hair once (repeat if you think necessary) and start CG.
I agree. It would obviously take longer to 'eventually' come out when you're not shampooing, but the over-shampooing is going to dry it out, so you probably start at the same point whichever one you do.
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I wouldn't clarify more than once a week. If you think you might still have some build-up, wait a week, clarify again, then go right back to CG.
If you're really really concerned about it, you could do it once a week for a month, and do CG all the rest of the time, then go full CG from there on out. That should get rid of absolutely anything without too much sulfate shock. (Aloe Rid is a good choice too. I find it to be nice 'n mild. This is my choice of clarifying shampoo on the rare occasions that I need one.)
If you decide to do this, I'd make sure to make clarifying day, DT-day as well. A weelky DT is a good idea anyway but is especially important if you're clarifying w/ sulfates.
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:00 PM   #10
 
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Cyclopentasiloxane is a nasty cone to get rid of. I have faced off against it a few times now, and here are a few tips.

1. I use heat via some really warm shower water before clarifying to lift the cuticle so I can get any cyclopentasiloxane just under the cuticle out.

2. I know those who have used stronger clarifying poos once. I choose to use a gentler one twice (unfortunately, it's been discontinued, and I'm using my remaining stash) when I can't get cyclopentasiloxane out.

As for knowing when you've got it all, it's a tough call. If you strip your hair of all moisture from overclarifying, you won't know if it's cyclopentasiloxane or dryness that's causing the intense frizz. For me, I couldn't get my hair to stop frizzing and lay right. The frizzing was intense, undefined, and poofball, but it can be with intensely dry hair too.
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Redken has a wonderful clarifying treatment called PreArt that even removes excess chemicals, hard water build-up and medication from the hair.
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Redken has a wonderful clarifying treatment called PreArt that even removes excess chemicals, hard water build-up and medication from the hair.
I haven't heard of PreArt before. Do you happen to have the ingreds? I'm curious about it.
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I haven't heard of PreArt before. Do you happen to have the ingreds? I'm curious about it.
Unfortunately I don't ... but the next time I'm in the salon dispensary, I'll try to remember to look at the label and make a list
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Thanks for all the great advice!

So far I'm a huge frizzball, but I'm sure my hair will behave soon once it gets used to CG. I also don't have any great conditioners, but I have some Jessicurl stuff on the way!
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