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Is Amodimethicone Curly Girl Approved?

Is Amodimethicone Curly Girl Approved? Although Amodimethicone is a much lighter ingredient compared to other silicones like dimethicone, it still isn’t approved for the Curly Girl Method.

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Exert from Curly Girl The Handbook by Loraine Massey

Is Amodimethicone Curly Girl Approved?

What is Amodimethicone?

Amodimethicone is a silicone-based polymer. It is used in hair care products to reduce the friction between the hair strands and improve the texture of the hair.

Amodimethicone is a popular ingredient in curly hair products because it’s a light silicone that won’t weigh down and elongate the curls. It also selectively binds to damaged hair, so is more strengthening than other silicones like dimethicone.

Is Amodimethicone Allowed in the Curly Girl Method?

The Curly Girl Method recommends that you avoid silicones altogether including lighter silicones like Amodimethicone.

When I am checking to see if a product is Curly Girl Approved, I look for the following 17 silicones in the ingredient list. If you find any of these silicones listed on your product this means it is not approved for the Curly Girl Method.

  • Dimethicone
  • Bisaminopropyl dimethicone
  • Cetearyl methicone
  • Cetyl Dimethicone
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Stearoxy Dimethicone
  • Stearyl Dimethicone
  • Trimethylsilylamodimethicone
  • Amodimethicone
  • Dimethiconol
  • Behenoxy Dimethicone
  • Phenyl trimethicone
  • Aminopropyl Triethoxysilane
  • Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone
  • Polysilicone-15
  • Parsol SLX
  • Bis-Amino PEG/PPG-41/3 Aminoethyl PG-Propyl Dimethicone

Which Brands Make CG Approved Products?

You can find a list of curly girl approved products, from different brands, at the links below. I hope this information helps you find the right CG approved products for your own hair.

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Is Amodimethicone Curly Girl Approved?