I like this thread!
My hair loves dimethicone more than the a-cones, -axane, or PEG-.
I'm finally starting to get rid of my shampoo (had the same 16 oz bottle for 5 years) because I've discovered that I can clarify my hair of any type of build-up by using brown sugar and baking soda. The build-up is removed in one application. Plus the granules of the brown sugar feel great on the scalp.
I use whatever method works for me; but I don't mind trying different ones. In fact, modifying those methods to my hair needs can actually improve it. This is why I'm a ModCG.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry WINTER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat: coconut oil
Clarifier:hiatus for now
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, HE NOYF w/Mandarin
PT: hiatus for now/DT:Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets, Living Proof PHD
LI/Detangler: MyDNA, Nu-Gro Leave-in
Oils: tamanu/Moisturizers: various
Stylers:AH Cupuacu & Burdock Sweet Hair Pudding
*experimenting and loving it!