I have been strictly cone free since beginning CG about 8 months ago. I have had mixed results and have tried lots of different products and techniques. I have learnt so much from this site and have really enjoyed reading and educating myself about curly hair!
Recently I began looking into cones and decided to try the a cone as it seemed pretty harmless. I found this:
"Amodimethicone and other similarly modified silicone polymers are considered to be among the best high-performance conditioning polymers currently available to the hair-care product formulator. They provide many unique benefits, including the following:
Provide deep conditioning
Provide targeted conditioning to areas of particularly damaged hair
Protect from thermal damage
Increase color retention
Resist build up
Impart gloss and shine
These modified silicones seem to be of particular benefit for those of us with damaged hair, permanently colored hair or those concerned about the buildup of conditioning agents. It would be necessary to use a shampoo containing one of the lauryl or laureth sulfates or cocamidopropyl betaine to completely remove this silicone from the hair, which may be of concern to those who prefer to use only conditioner-cleansing methods."
So I decided to try the KPac intense hydrator treatment after low pooing with JC cream cleanser. I use a pea sized amount of leave in then styled using JCRR and JCCC. And I had the best hair ever - curls galore, no frizz.
Given that the KPac contains amodimethicone and I only want to low poo my hair once a week if that, when I condish wash on other days, the amodimethicone remains on the hair. Is this such a bad thing given that this cone apparently does not build up? Why does the above quote assume that the amodimethicone needs to be washed off the hair? Are conditioners able to penetrate the hairshaft when coated with amodimethicone? I don't want to wreck my hair and low poo more than once a week.
Sorry about the long post but I am confused!