my approach to being sulfate free is if the bottle says sulfate free then its sulfate free.
i was looking at a cowashing product that says sulfate free and online its filed under sulfate free, but when i looked at the ingredients it says methosulfate. well it really said Behentrimonium Methosulfate.
i immediately put it back and was just like no. so this has been bothering me for a while now.
also this same product was filed under silicone free. i read some where cant remember the site, but the rule is if it ends it "one" the its a silicone or something like that.
Are there exceptions to these rules?
Hair type: 3c/4a/4b
Routine: Modified CG
Transition: April '12
BC: October '12
Products: As I Am Coconut Cowash
Behentrimonium methosulfate is not a sulfate, it's a mild emulsifier/detangler. Also, some ingredients that end in one aren't silicones, for example, methylisothiazolinone, which is a preservative. So yes there are exceptions to the rule
3a/3b/3c, thin/fine, low porosity
Shampoos: Oyin Honey Wash, Bobeam Rootz Shampoo Bar
Conditioner: SheaMoisture Restorative Conditioner
Deep Treatment: SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
Refresher: Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz
It's cone, conol or xane that are silicone. One frequently is a preservative.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams