From what I've gotten a few people that use cones clarify atleast once a month to remove build up.
If this is your issue.
You can clarify in a few ways: benonite clay hair masque, KInky curly Come clean shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar Rinses, VO5 even has a clarifying shampoo and condish found at your local drug stores and Walmart...
I hope this address your question.
Personally I do not use ANY cones I do clarify every now and then with ACV rinse only bc they say it's suppose to loosen your curl patter. ()
Gd much

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