I'm confused about cyclomethicone & its removal according to the following because I have a product with cyclomethicone as the first ingredient (& dimethiconol as the second). Could someone please clarify this for me? Thanks in advance!

Per http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/...ic.php?t=45874, page two I believe:

The type of product would not effect buildup; however, the amount of cyclomethicone in a product would.

For example, a conditioner that has cyclomethicone as the 10th ingredient is going to have less of it and will buildp slower than a conditioner with cyclomethicone (or cyclopentasiloxane, more commonly) as the second or third ingredient. Likewise, if a serum is primarily dimethicone and cyclomethicone is lower on the list, it would buildup slower than a primarily cyclomethicone serum like Frizz Ease.

Conditioners generally will have less cyclomethicone than a serum because it is a heavier, more substantial cone. Conditioners are more frequently having cyclopentasiloxane as the second ingredient after water, and these would build up slower than a cyclopentasiloxane serum that has cyclopentasiloxane as the first ingredient.
Per http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlco...es.php?id=5341

Silicone Cyclomethicone Water soluble? No Recommended cleansing agents cocamidopropyl betaine, cocobetaine, other mild surfactants, or conditioner washing