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Old 06-04-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Hi! Last summer my hair was rather a dull-looking mix of gray, and I decided to let my hair do its naturally crazy (3B--I think) thing. I purchased Deva products, posted like crazy, tried wearing my hair curly, eventually gave up and went back to sulphates and 'cones and really messy, half-hearted blow-drying.

One winter day I walked into a "straightie" salon, and after months of adding some low-lights here and there, followed by having my dome blow-dried straight, I went for a full dye job with highlights. I think I just wasn't ready to be gray yet. I am happier with color in my hair.

What I was/am not happy with, was the blow-drying ritual. Not only is it tedious and murder on my wrists trying to get my hair straight with a giant round brush, it would never dry perfect anyway.

So, still using 'cones and sulphates, I got my nerve up again and started wearing my hair curly to work. I recently clarified, dragged out my Deva products, and am giving it another go round. There is only one thing really bothering me and I really am losing sleep over it!

Although I've been reading the boards and have seen some posts about this, I am still worried. What exactly is/are the ingredient(s) in the DevaCurl/Care line that remove the AMODIMETHICONE and keeps it from building up on your hair? This is driving me nuts!

Anyway, I just wanted to re-introduce myself and apologize to any fellow curlies who remember me and might feel I deserted the curly community. Just had a lot of other problems going on. Let me tell ya, I was really relieved that I was still able to sign in!

Looking forward to chatting!
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
 
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Welcome back. Yep, going curly after you've straightened for a long time isn't easy.

I use the Devacurl line (the No-poo and the OneC as my leave-in) but I'm not sure about the "cone" question. I've pretty much stopped worrying about cones myself. I've never seemed to have any trouble with them building up or anything else. But I know that others do have problems.

Hopefully someone else can answer about the "cones"?

Good luck! Hang in there!
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
 
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Cocamidopropyl betaine is the ingredient that is supposed to remove amodimethicone. It's in Devacurl Low-Poo. It's in other non-sulfate shampoos too, like Jessicurl Gentle Lather shampoo.

Welcome back and I hope you're successful with the curly girl routine. Your hair will thank you.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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Welcome back. Yep, going curly after you've straightened for a long time isn't easy.

I use the Devacurl line (the No-poo and the OneC as my leave-in) but I'm not sure about the "cone" question. I've pretty much stopped worrying about cones myself. I've never seemed to have any trouble with them building up or anything else. But I know that others do have problems.

Hopefully someone else can answer about the "cones"?

Good luck! Hang in there!
Hi Laney! I used the Lo-Poo and the One-C (2nd time for the One-C) Thursday night and my hair felt all knotty. Then I added Set It Up and ArcAngell. Felt like cardboard then. My hair came out like a big poofy mess. Is it possible to get build up from only one use of One-C (or whichever of the products have the Amodimethicone)?

Which leads me to my next post.....
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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Cocamidopropyl betaine is the ingredient that is supposed to remove amodimethicone. It's in Devacurl Low-Poo. It's in other non-sulfate shampoos too, like Jessicurl Gentle Lather shampoo.

Welcome back and I hope you're successful with the curly girl routine. Your hair will thank you.
Hi Wini! I finally came to the same conclusion from reading on the website about the Cocamidopropyl Betaine, so last night I bought a bottle of the DevaCare Low-Poo. I haven't tried it yet. My question is, is is possible that I may need to use the Low-Poo everytime I wet my hair, because the rest of the Deva Products don't seem to rinse out of my hair? Would that make me modified CG? I really want to give the Deva products a good try before I scream, you know what I mean?

Thank you to you and Laney for your quick replies. Well, the one good thing is I REFUSE to go back to blow-drying and flat-ironing. I do blow out my bangs real quick for the time being though. I like my hair curly now.
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #6
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Oh, I forgot. If I run my fingernail on my scalp, I get off white stuff that looks like built up conditioner. Is that Amodimethicone building up on my scalp? Eeeek. Once I tried the brown sugar scrub, but my hair is so thick, I couldn't get all of the sugar out of my hair... Anyway, the Deva video is not much help. If I use No-Poo on my scalp, while coating the ends with One-C, then the Amodimethicone never comes off the rest of my hair, right? Unless I use Low-Poo. Well isn't that a fine mess.
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