I was told that after the oils stop over-producing they won't build up as long as you give yourself a scalp massage every day. The source came from someone that has been going all natural (no products at all) for over 8 years, however she has stick straight hair so I wasn't sure if it was the same for someone with curly. I plan on using a conditioner once ever 10-14 days either way, but I didn't want to upset the natural production of oil.