Product Buildup Even though Silicone Free

Even though I use silicone free products I'm still suffering from horrible product buildup. I'm going to attempt to rinse out the conditioner completely from my hair and not use any products after that and see if it helps. I hope my hair looks presentable.
Medium Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Long, 3b, Brunette, Highlights.

Shampoo-
Head and Shoulders
Daily Conditioner & Leave In-Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner
Creme-Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Curl Cream
Deep Treatment-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Highlights-Foils from the Salon

Are you sure your products are silicone free?

When I look up the ingredients for Herbal Essence Totally Twisted gel, PEG 12 Dimethicone is listed as an ingredient (Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel | drugstore.com). There's also PVP and VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer. PVP and copolymers are used to make plastic and fake leather products. I find they REALLY builds up in my hair.

The Aussie Hi Shine Hair Spray also contains PEG 8 Dimethicone and copolymers (Aussie Dual Personality Hair Spray, Hi Hold + Hi Shine, Maximum Hold | drugstore.com).

Are you still using these products?
Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



I stopped using the hair spray. As for the gel I was told PEG 12 dimethicone was water soluble so it wouldn't build up. However it does anyway. Which is why I'm going product free today to see if my hair can be presentable.
Medium Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Long, 3b, Brunette, Highlights.

Shampoo-
Head and Shoulders
Daily Conditioner & Leave In-Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner
Creme-Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Curl Cream
Deep Treatment-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Highlights-Foils from the Salon

PEG-silicones are water solubale. What about polyquats? Those can cause build up. Most commercial gels have them. A LOT of products have them, actually. Check your products for that. Clarify if needed.
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

I stopped using the hair spray. As for the gel I was told PEG 12 dimethicone was water soluble so it wouldn't build up. However it does anyway. Which is why I'm going product free today to see if my hair can be presentable.
Originally Posted by risos
What about your hot oils, any mineral oil or polyunsaturated veg oils that sit on the surface rather than be absorbed? There are silicones in the Eversleek too I think, perhaps water soluble but I would have thought if you layer them on with other ingredients that build up they can stick. Maybe go more natural and/ or for oils that will absorb not sit on the surface? If you are no longer using those products either it would be great if you edited your signature so we can help you better.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I switched from Devaone to the Suave Coconut conditioner and my hair doesn't have as much buildup. Not sure if u can try that conditioner, but maybe it would help.
The Totally Twisted curl cream may be your problem. It is chock full o' cones!

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Dimethiconol, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Ceteth 20, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Silk Extract
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Even though I use silicone free products I'm still suffering from horrible product buildup. I'm going to attempt to rinse out the conditioner completely from my hair and not use any products after that and see if it helps. I hope my hair looks presentable.
Originally Posted by risos
Have you tired conditioner-only styling? ACV rinses also help.
3b ringlets. fine texture. normal everything.

No poo: L'Oreal Eversleek Reparitive, Free Spirit Botanicals shampoo bars
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Condish: YTC, Tresemme Naturals, L'Oreal Eversleek Reparitive, Down Under Naturals Hypo-Allergenic, Suave Coconut
Styling products: HEMSU gel, Tresemme Bouncing Curls gel

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