Part of the curly girl method is eliminating silicones from your styling products. Silicones can build up in the hair and can only be removed by stronger cleansers with sulfates, which are drying to the hair. Build up can cause frizz, dryness, and other issues if it is not removed.

I know that the Catwalk product contains silicones and I believe others on your list may as well. Be sure to check ingredients carefully and avoid those ending in cone, ane, or onol
Originally Posted by jaclyn15

Amplifier contains cyclomethicone. According to the Curl Chemist article, cyclomethicones evaporate off of the hair during the drying process and therefore do not build up. Because of the evaporation process, some people will notice that their hair might feel slightly dry or more textured, but this will resolve the next time the hair is wet and/or cleansed. You can also refer to the What's the Scoop on Silicones article where the table lists conditioner washing and other gentle surfacants as a means to deal with cyclomethicone.

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel