When I first went natural in 2007, I immediately acquired the information about avoiding products with "cones" as they are said to cause build up. Recently I tried using certain products (Aveeda Remedy Conditioner and Herbal Essence Hello Hydration) that have silicones in them and I have to say that my hair loved the products. Those really smoothed my cuticles and kept frizzes at bay. I do not use shampoos with sulfates and I still have not noticed any product build up in my hair from using those silicone containing products. This journey has been very interesting. I keep learning to get off those bandwagons and try different things on my hair and see what my hair loves.
Here is an interesting article on Silicones
Please read and come back to share your thoughts on the article.