Friday, February 20, 2009

Silicones Ahead

The more I try to do the Curly Girl method, the more I'm convinced that silicones are not that evil but, harsh sulfates are. So, I've started experimenting with silicones again. Even though it makes sense that non-soluble silicones will build up in your hair, I haven't thoroughly experimented with silicones to see it for myself. I am still staying away from harsh sulfates and currently use Giovanni Invigorating Tea Tree Shampoo when I do shampoo my hair. I alternate between this and cowashing. I haven't been using silicones long enough this time to really report on buildup. I'm hoping that the Giovanni shampoo or cowash will be enough to remove buildup if I do experience it.

Tonight, I cowashed with Suave Naturals and conditioned with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner. I sprayed Sunsilk Waves of Envy Sea Mist then scrunched with Nexxus Gorgeous Curls Enhancing Foam Styler. Both of these products contain Cyclopentasiloxane. I let it air dry for about 5 minutes then scrunched a small amout of Kinky Curly Curling Custard. Finally, I scrunched with my microfiber towel to help with drying. My hair is still a bit wet in these pictures.

I'm really itching to do something drastic with my hair - either with the color or length. I just don't want to regret it which I probably will no matter what I do unless I get a trim. I'm always up for suggestions. Should I keep my hair dark or go light? Maybe even go darker. Cut it short or just an inch or two? Leave it alone and just get a trim again?

My daughter was having a pretty good hair day today. She just got finished getting her hurr did at Posh Pooch so she thinks she's all that now.


Janelle said...

Aww Korina (did I spell that right?) looks so cute! I love her fluffy hair hehe.

I think you should try go to a little darker. I always love dark hair, which is why I've sworn to never highlight/dye my hair again. But whatever you choose, I know it will look great. Good luck!

A. Rose said...

I don't know what to do with my hair either. I want to grow it out, but sometimes I just wanna cut it off and try something different.

Yur "daughter" is too cute. She sounds like such a diva. Haha

Laura Lee said...

Haha what a cute puppy!

And I agree about silicones. I'll not be using them for the foreseeable future because I really loathe sulfates. And I'm happy with my hair with pure CG. But I don't think that the silicones are really what do curly hair in; it's more the sulfates (but then again, it's kind of like the chicken or the egg question since it is an intrinsic property of cones that makes them hard to remove).

Girl with Curl said...

Janelle: Yup, you spelled her name right. She's still rocking the bow in her hair. I think she likes it because usually tries to take the bows out of her hair.

I think I am going to go darker because I feel like my hair is looking a little bit dull, not as shiny.

A.Rose: I'll probably end up getting a new hairstyle next month or in April. I think I'll still keep it long though.

Thanks! Korina IS spoiled.

Laura Lee: Thanks!

I'm still doing my silicone experiment. I haven't been doing it long enough to see if I am getting build up.

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