“Nik,I just want to make sure I have this right! silicones always end in “cone”, but what about products that end in “one”? Are they silicones too? I need to know what needs to be shampooed out.”
Silicones do not always end in -cone. They can also end in -xane or -conol.
An ingredient ending in -one is not necessarily a silicone. Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone are two preservatives that are commonly mistaken as cones. They usually appear together like that, and toward the end of the ingredient list. They are simply preservatives, and can be found in conditioners such as Herbal Essence Hello Hydration, and Body Envy conditioners.
Some water soluble cones (can be easily removed with conditioner and water) are:
Lauryl methicone copolyol
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane
Cones that start with PEG-
Thanks Nik — I’ve been mistaking those preservatives you mentioned for cones, but suspicious that I was getting it wrong since they are so ubiquitous in “good products”!
Thanks Nik! Very helpful.
You’re a genius 😉 Do you know how smart you are? Your blog is very helpful!