Okay I started doing the no-shampoo routine yesterday and had not realized (realization came after I finally got my cg book) that the conditioner that I used: John Frieda Kelp Help


Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Quaternium-26, Butylene Glycol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Dimethiconal, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance, Diazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Laminaria Digitata Powder (Kelp), Porphyra Yezoensis Leaf (Algae), Triticum Vulgare Germ Protein (Wheat), Kaolin, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Wheat Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Blue 1, Yellow 10, Formula #2280.

had an ingredient with a cone in it! Now I don't know whether to shampoo my hair to start over or I should just continue with the cg friendly conditioner that I got.

Also, if I do need to shampoo what drugstore brand is cg friendly Please help!

I was so happy with my results that this is such a downer--also makes me feel like a doofus lol
That CO has higher up the list a less known 'cone, cyclopentasiloxane, which is even harder to remove than dimethicone. The general consensus when that has been used frequently is to start "fresh" with one last shampoo but it must be a no-frills one (the fewer ingredients the better and, of course, no 'cones) containing Sodium Lauryl (or Laureth) Sulfate (SLS for short). VO5 has several such shampoos, Prell is another, and Neutrogena's Clarifying is another.

However, IMO (and that of other CGers) a person that has already been shampooing rarely has any real build up, therefore, a little bit of a 'cone is really insignificant (and will wear out soon enough even with just CO washing). So if your hair looks fine you may just go straight on to use your new products and see how you do. If let's say after a week your curls start to droop just clarify with "Lemon-Aid".

My best wishes in starting CG and don't forget to visit the "Shampoo-less" forum for more tips and info!
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Sorry, d.p.!
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC

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