Also, in response to the OP Personally I think CO can be done with cones on a limited basis. In colorado I used to use a cone-laden conditioner once a week or so and as long as I didn't go overboard and avoided cones the rest of the time, they seemed to slowly strip away over time and I never had any buildup from them.
Originally Posted by teela1978
I'm glad to see someone else has made the same observation I did. Using a CO with 'cones after coloring one's hair actually helps "seal" the color, I'd even add that using it occasionally between retouches would protect the color from fading too fast.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

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