What good and whats bad?

Ok, could someone either point out a list of the good things in these ingredients and the bad or if someone knows of a list I could refer to then that would be good to.

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Quaternium 87, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethymonium Methyosulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Palmitate, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycine Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben
Curl Type 3A and with a mind of its own.

Shampoo once a week with Organic Aloe Vera Herbal Shampoo.

Currently on the look out for a new DT and Styling Cream, though Curl Junkie is looking quite good.
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Quaternium 87, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethymonium Methyosulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Palmitate, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycine Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben

The bolded are all ingredients that aren't water-soluble, if that's what you're looking for. Here's a list that breaks down ingredients into categories:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...-care-products
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The stuff in red normally requires sulfates or stronger cleansers to removes and is not CG, the orange one is also a silicone but I can't remember if that one is difficult to remove or not, the stuff in purple can be a problem for people whose skin is prone to acne, the stuff in blue can be a problem for folks who are protein sensitive but could be good if you need protein. Some people also avoid polyquats (may build up) parabens (controversial preservatives) and proylene glycol (penetration enhancer).

I don't see any ingredients that I think are particularly great or that I'd be looking to have in my conditioners but the cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol not a drying one.

If you search around you'll find lots of threads with lists of ingredients as well as some articles that address both desirable and undesirable ingredients.

M


Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Quaternium 87, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethymonium Methyosulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Palmitate, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycine Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben
thank you

One other question, on this list what do I need to avoid if im wanting to be CG?

Im guessing for starters

Anionic Surfactants

Silicones

Organic Oils

Alcohols

Am I right?
Curl Type 3A and with a mind of its own.

Shampoo once a week with Organic Aloe Vera Herbal Shampoo.

Currently on the look out for a new DT and Styling Cream, though Curl Junkie is looking quite good.
The stuff in red normally requires sulfates or stronger cleansers to removes and is not CG, the orange one is also a silicone but I can't remember if that one is difficult to remove or not, the stuff in purple can be a problem for people whose skin is prone to acne, the stuff in blue can be a problem for folks who are protein sensitive but could be good if you need protein. Some people also avoid polyquats (may build up) parabens (controversial preservatives) and proylene glycol (penetration enhancer).

I don't see any ingredients that I think are particularly great or that I'd be looking to have in my conditioners but the cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol not a drying one.

If you search around you'll find lots of threads with lists of ingredients as well as some articles that address both desirable and undesirable ingredients.

M


Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Quaternium 87, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethymonium Methyosulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Palmitate, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycine Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben
Originally Posted by memes

Thank you, I wish I knew what I was doing half of the time lol

Im looking for a CG protein treatment that I might be able to get to the UK.

The search is hard because we don't have a good variety of CG products in the UK.
Curl Type 3A and with a mind of its own.

Shampoo once a week with Organic Aloe Vera Herbal Shampoo.

Currently on the look out for a new DT and Styling Cream, though Curl Junkie is looking quite good.
Basically, for CG, you want to avoid 'cones, 'conols and 'xanes which are all cones as well as mineral oil and waxes which both can be difficult to remove. I think the waxes may be more of a "your mileage may vary" item though. The peg modified versions are generally considered to be water soluble so those may be okay for you.

Good luck on the search....I avoid proteins so I'm no help in recommending anything

Michelle

Thank you, I wish I knew what I was doing half of the time lol

Im looking for a CG protein treatment that I might be able to get to the UK.

The search is hard because we don't have a good variety of CG products in the UK.
Originally Posted by lexygirl
It's not easy finding protein treatments here but it is possible. There is MOP extreme protein treatment which you can find in John Lewis stores. Or you can order Aubrey GPB conditioner online. Personally, I like the A'kin Avocado & Calendula conditioner which you can find in some health food shops or order online. It's not a heavy protein treatment but it contains hydrolyzed wheat protein and it works better for me than the MOP.
Hair type: 2c-M-ii with extra frizz
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Quaternium 87, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethymonium Methyosulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Palmitate, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycine Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben
Originally Posted by lexygirl
Mineral Oil and Silicones need to be removed with surfactants. Cocamidopropyl Betaine is the best way to go instead of SLS. Propylene Glycol may have some health concerns. It serves as a humectant but has been know to absorb into the skin & the blood stream I try to avoid it most of the time. Also, parabens are similar to the chemical Estrogen, and can mess with hormones and body chemicals.
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