I'm glad that worked for you! It seems that the products that easily build-up are the ones that provide the best protection. Even after co-washing my hair after swimming, my hair would still feel slightly coated from all of the days of applying shea butter. Shea butter isn't easily rinsed away with water. I'm pretty sure with all of those cones in the Chi Silk Infusion, it acted the same way as shea butter would since it's not water soluble.