HE HH has a cone but the HE Smooth should work as a clarifier.... you're saying you washed with this and it didn't work?

I honestly don't see that much of a difference in your before and after pictures, but I believe you if you say your hair feels like it has buildup in it.

^Jessiebanana pointed out that a lot of your products have ingredients that buildup.

Try clarifying again with the HE Smooth (or heck, some diluted dishsoap if you need it), and then add a simple conditioner and a product with all water-soluble ingredients that won't build up.... see if that helps.

Otherwise do you have hard water? You may need a chelating poo.
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646