Hmmm...I suppose this could be true, but I've never researched this. Maybe someone else will chime in. Just be sure you're using some type of cleanser that has the capability to remove the silicones, otherwise they can also keep moisture from getting into your hair and cause it to be more dry. You don't necessarily have to use a sulfate shampoo, anything with coco betaine should do the job, but co-washing alone wouldn't work. I would avoid using shampoo with silicones, and if you can try to limit silicones to your LI or styling products - that way the moisture is able to get in before the hair is sealed.
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
CG since 12/29/2011