Deep conditioning and cones

Hello, I have a question about making a moisturizing conditioner for using with heat cap with plenty of oils for dehydrated hair. I was thinking to omit silicons to ensure penetration of oils. Is there a logic on this and use a silicone based serum after rinsing the conditioner to help seal moisture?


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    There's logic if you use an oil that penetrates the hair.  Coconut oil is the one that has been demonstrated to do it best.  
  • So you think its better to leave out silicone ?
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I don't think you will notice much difference whether you leave the silicones out of the first treatment or not. Your approach is logical but that doesn't mean it will be true.

    The penetration of the oil in the hair shaft may be relatively quick such that the heat doesn't have much affect.  The silicone may also have no affect on the penetration of oil into the hair.  Or it might.  

    I doubt very much that you will notice any measurable difference whether you have silicones in your formula or not.  You will certainly notice a difference if silicones are never used during the entire procedure.   
  • @Perry Logically speaking, wouldn't the sillicone, due to it's high heat tolerance, act as a bareer at all?. Or at least slow down a little any effect the heat might have on the product?.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    It might. I just doubt you will be able to notice any difference.  This is something that could be measured but I just think it would be extremely difficult to notice any difference.
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