View Poll Results: What's your opinion of cyclopentasiloxane?
Hate it! Avoid it completely! 19 25.33%
Never tried it/avoid it because of negative comments. 24 32.00%
Used to use it but now don't. 9 12.00%
Use it rarely then clarify after. 4 5.33%
Use it rarely. 7 9.33%
Use it regularly and clarify regularly. 6 8.00%
Use it regularly and love it. 4 5.33%
My HG contains cyclopentasiloxane. 2 2.67%
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YOUR opinion of cyclopentasiloxane

It's in so many makeup and face cream products. Should we be avoiding it in those too?
Originally Posted by Wiggilyhair
It's wonderful for filling in "gaps" (read: wrinkles) just the same as it does with hair's cuticle. My deo has it, and it's no problem there.
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I avoid it because of all of the negative reactions others have had. My hair is very sensitive to certain things like protein and beeswax, so I knew that if I tried it, it would REALLY mess up my hair.
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Originally Posted by GuardianB
It's in so many makeup and face cream products. Should we be avoiding it in those too?
Originally Posted by Wiggilyhair
We are probably not facing (ha ha) a problem if we wash our faces daily -- shouldn't get buildup.

I am somewhat acne-prone and have to watch out for skin products with a large amount of silicones, though other products with silicones are fine. I tried a foundation that felt just amazing on my skin and was so smooth to apply, but it made me break out. I have an antioxidant serum with silcones that works just fine for me -- it's lighter in weight and doesn't seem to clog my pores.
I have not read all of the posts here, but I've actually thought of a possible good use for cyclopentasiloxane. Because it has small, clingy particles, it might be good to use as a conditioner immediately after coloring to seal in the color. Since it's really hard to get the stuff out, it might help keep the color in.
I have not read all of the posts here, but I've actually thought of a possible good use for cyclopentasiloxane. Because it has small, clingy particles, it might be good to use as a conditioner immediately after coloring to seal in the color. Since it's really hard to get the stuff out, it might help keep the color in.
Originally Posted by csb
Unless, like on me, it keeps the cuticle propped open.
I've never paid attention to this ingredient, so I have no idea. I don't believe everything said is "bad" inherently, even on my color and highlighted hair. It becomes bad and something to avoid if I find it doesn't give me some good hair days and my hair doesn't feel good. I have no problems with sulfates, cones, and some proteins. I just try what I like and sounds to be good for my hair in general and judge from there. Of course first and foremost it has to pass my nose test or there is no hope for any product.
Well, as laurabeth mentioned, my HG contains cyclopentasiloxane, so I don't mind it. My condish has it too. I don't LOOK for products that contain it, but I won't toss a product that has it.

Quick question, laurabeth. I just went through the ingred's of all my products, and there seems to be a trend. All the crappy products that don't work for my hair and I won't use, contain Carbomer. The products that I love don't have this ingred in them. Should I even ask the obvious? Could my hair hate Carbomer?
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