Jas, I'm excited about your experiment. I used Wen for five years as my conditioner/cleanser before I went CG and it has the a-cone. I loved it and up until that point was the only thing I'd ever found that it made it possible for me to detangle. I used in in conjunction with other cones when I styled my hair straight so I think I had a lot of buildup but wasn't realizing it because my hair is so thick and dense it was difficult to tell. The cones were probably protecting my hair from all the heat anyways. There was a period when I was trying just Wen by itself and using it as my leave in and styler. I'd say you could go months upon months before needing to clarify with just amothedicone alone. Keep us posted.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)
CG since Nov. 2012
Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil
* = HG