My takeaways from my most recent washing, and the past month, are:
- I think I used too much protein and not enough oil this time. My pre-poo, DC and leave-in all had protein, which I'm sure added to the dryness I experienced. I need to find a good balance.
- My hair does like oil, but just not a lot of it. I won't be so heavy-handed with them anymore, even in my pre-poo. I also will take a break from castor oil and evoo, which are heavier than vatika, amla and coconut.
- I need to be more patient. I'm going back to my original regimen with using the mayo as a pre-poo (maybe add a little bit of ayurvedic oils the night before) and Elasta QP DPR as a DC.
- My hair is actually growing! I have over 1/4 of new growth and although my ends are thin, the care I've been giving my hair has helped make the top 2/3s of my hair a lot thicker.