What is causing the buildup?

I am loving this Tresemme gel, but I confirmed that I can't fully remove it with just a cowash. Yesterday I cowashed and with 70+ dews had frizz and I just didn't like how my hair felt. Today I used my low poo and actually had to poo twice to get it all out. We are having 70+ dews again today, but the frizz is so much better, I have to assume that yesterday's frizz was due to buildup. What is in this product that is causing frizz? The copolymer and dimethicone are both water soluble.

Water (Aqua), VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, PVP, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Polysorbate 20, Triisopropanolamine, Carbomer, DMDM Hydantoin, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, PEG 12 Dimethicone, Olealkonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Panthenol, Gelatin/Keratin Amino Acids/Lysine Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Ext D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730
Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap


  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Maybe you used too much. If you have really thick hair, it can be hard to get all product out if you use a lot. I'm not expert in cg, but I don't see anything that would build up.

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