I think all herbal essences stuff has silicone in it whcih explains the build up. Ingredients ending in -one are silicones, most common is dimethicone. Avoid. You may also need to get the weight of conditioner right for your curl type which needs a bit of experimenting. Tresemme has some non silicone, as does the naked range, plus the boots coconut stuff. If your scalp is dry oil it - olive oil on the scalp itself, or a pomade if you have a tighter curl. Also I only wash with shampoo every 2 months-ish
Are you sure that conditioner hasn't got silicone in it Mousy? This is key to the no-poo/loo poo regime or you get build-up which might be your problem. Also you need to really rub/scrub your scalp when you do your conditioner-wash and then make sure you rinse really well.
I was using HE (before I went no-poo) and I binned them as they were rubbish for my frizzy hair. I am now using Tresemme Naturals (only the naturals one is silicone-free)
if you visit this site you will find lots of tips on the curly girl/noo poo method.
have long hair which gets quite static easily and I am lazy and would rather spend 5 more minutes in bed rather in the bathroo. washing my hair in the mornings
so have been only usinf conditioner during the week + mild schampoo once a week. my hair looks better, shinier and not frizzy but by the end of the week my scalp is itchy.... basically I like the result and the time in bed but what do you recommend? or will I get used to that 'greasy' feeling?