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korinstuff
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How long does it usually take...
Feb 3rd, 2009 at 7:29pm
 
How long does it usually take for hair to adjust to being silicone-free?  Like how long after quitting 'cones will you be able to tell if it is working for you or not?  I know it's probably different from person to person, but what is a good average?

Thanks in advance.  Grin
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Reply #1 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 6:39am
 
My suggestion is to do an ACV rinse to remove any build up on your hair first of all.  You should be able to tell a difference after that.  As to whether you hair "likes" being silicone free,well you'll see it,feel it and knows if your hair is behaving differently than when you used silicone products.
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Reply #2 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 8:05am
 
Thanks for your reply!

I've only used my silicone-free conditioner once and so far I don't really see a big difference.  I've heard people say that when they stopped using silicones, their hair was crazy-looking for a couple weeks or whatever, and then it started to behave and looked great.

I was just wondering if everybody goes through such a big adjustment phase or what.  I wasn't sure how long I should wait before deciding if my hair is better off or if I should try another way.
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Reply #3 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 9:17am
 
I agree with Curlgirl about doing a vinegar rinse.  Typically, anytime you make a change in products, it takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks to see a real change.  I'm one of those with hair that likes cones.   Smiley
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Reply #4 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 1:42pm
 
Thanks Trisha.  Smiley  I will probably try using my new products until the bottles are empty and then decide if I want to stick with them or try something else.

Thanks both of you.  Grin
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Reply #5 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 6:26pm
 
My hair depends on cones, so if I go without them, I notice a difference immediately. One use is all it takes. But that's just me. Roll Eyes
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Reply #6 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 8:36pm
 
I go off the cones for the summer, and then bring them back for the cold winter. I feel the difference within weeks!  Shocked
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Reply #7 - Feb 5th, 2009 at 3:01am
 
I'm cone dependent too but I've been wondering about people with our type of hair in the past; Did they always have "bad" hair? Huh
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Reply #8 - Feb 5th, 2009 at 11:41am
 
It depends on how far "in the past" you mean. But yeah, for the most part...either "bad," tangled, greasy, very short or all of the above. Roll Eyes
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Reply #9 - Feb 5th, 2009 at 7:36pm
 
Drear wrote on Feb 5th, 2009 at 3:01am:
I'm cone dependent too but I've been wondering about people with our type of hair in the past; Did they always have "bad" hair? Huh



basically before I discovered LL.. I ALWAYS had "bad" hair, LOL  Smiley
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Reply #10 - Feb 6th, 2009 at 1:56am
 
I used to think Asian hair was an evil creation.
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Reply #11 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 3:06pm
 
I have been cone free for so many months now that I forget when I stopped using them.  The only way I can tell that it works for me is because if I get in a pinch and use a cone-shampoo or conditioner my hair is IMMEDIATELY dry and brittle like raw spaghetti (which is why I stopped using them).  So that's how I can tell.
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Reply #12 - Jul 2nd, 2009 at 12:57pm
 
I've tried with cones and without, and while I liked the without cones better for overall hair health, it seemed like I needed to wash my hair more often without cones-maybe because the lather wasn't stripping all my scalp's oils.  I've used both and have learned (at least for my hair) never say "never". (except for bleaching and straightening, which i won't do.)
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