CG METHOD 101 : THE TRUTH ABOUT SILICONES 

  
Hey guys as you all know I’m following the curly girl method. So let’s talk some basics curly girl principles. 
Avoid silicones, but are all silicones bad…which ones are good verus bad? What should you look for on the labels?  Let start with the basics on how to identity silicones in an ingredient list and which ones to avoid.
How to identify a silicone? Silicones are common ingredients in many hair products that end in -cone, -conol, or -xane. Not to be confused with ingredients that end in -one, those are usually preservatives. Silicones cannot be removed by cowashing, and should be avoided with the Curly Girl (CG) method.

Some of the most common silicones you will see are :

Cetearyl Methicone
Cetyl Dimethicone

Dimethicone

Dimethiconol

Stearyl Dimethicone

Amodimethicone

Cyclomethicone/Cyclopentasiloxane

Trimethylsilylamodimethicone
Now there are other types of silicones that have peg- in front of the ingredient name, these are normally safe to use as they are a water souble form of the ingredient.

I will go more in detail about Peg- ingredients and oils in another blog post, but for know this cheat sheet of the most common bad silicones should help you when reading labels, and when trying to determine if a item is or isn’t CG 

 friendly. Ok guys I’ll be back on Monday with more about moisture! See you then ❤️

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