Am I putting too much product in my hair?

curlygirl196curlygirl196 Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
So 3 days ago, I blow-dryed my curly hair for the very first time. When I got to the salon, the hairdresser washed my hair first before blow-drying it. Afterwards she made a comment about how my hair was kind of hard to wash due to all the product in it. I had read about how putting in more product helps keep my hair less frizzy and less dull and it did indeed work out good. Am I putting in too much product in my hair? Or am I putting in a good amount?

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  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
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    Did you go to a special curly hair stylist, or a regular one?

    Did you use a product that contains silicones? If you used a product with a lot of silicones, it might have been hard to wash out, hence her comment.

    If using this much product works for you, then I would continue to do it. Just make sure that when you wash your hair, you are able to get all the product out so that you don't get build-up. You might need to use a sulfate shampoo every now and then to get rid of any residue.
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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
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    Dimethicone is a silicone.  Anything that ends with -cone, -conol or -xane is a silicone.  Other ingredients can cause build up too - heavy oils and butters can be difficult to remove without a harsher cleanser.  It is a good idea to use a sulfate shampoo once in a while.  Once a month sounds like a good amount.  You can adjust the timing more or less depending on how your hair responds.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
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    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel

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  • curlygirl196curlygirl196 Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Therese1 said:
    Did you go to a special curly hair stylist, or a regular one?

    Did you use a product that contains silicones? If you used a product with a lot of silicones, it might have been hard to wash out, hence her comment.

    If using this much product works for you, then I would continue to do it. Just make sure that when you wash your hair, you are able to get all the product out so that you don't get build-up. You might need to use a sulfate shampoo every now and then to get rid of any residue.
    It was a regular hairdresser. And the spray I use didn't have any silicones, I checked the cream and it contains demithicone. Is demithicone a silicon? And doing this does work for me, it helps keep my hair from frizzing or getting dull. Also do you recommend using a sulfate shampoo once a month to get rid of the residue? 
  • curlygirl196curlygirl196 Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Guide 65 said:
    Dimethicone is a silicone.  Anything that ends with -cone, -conol or -xane is a silicone.  Other ingredients can cause build up too - heavy oils and butters can be difficult to remove without a harsher cleanser.  It is a good idea to use a sulfate shampoo once in a while.  Once a month sounds like a good amount.  You can adjust the timing more or less depending on how your hair responds.

    Guide 65 said:
    Dimethicone is a silicone.  Anything that ends with -cone, -conol or -xane is a silicone.  Other ingredients can cause build up too - heavy oils and butters can be difficult to remove without a harsher cleanser.  It is a good idea to use a sulfate shampoo once in a while.  Once a month sounds like a good amount.  You can adjust the timing more or less depending on how your hair responds.
    Thanks for the explanation! It really cleared things up! 

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