....but that' just it! My hair is already coated with conditioner since I use my mix (containing water) as my leave-in 2x daily then sealed with evoo. For the past 3.5 weeks I've been co-washing about every other day to correct the dryness. I've also described how I've been coating it up pretty thickly 30 minutes to an hour prior to jumping in the shower for extra conditioning; often rinsing out and adding a little more to the ends..... just like you are really. The only thing I can tell that I may be doing differently (but not sure since didn't get answer to that) is not letting my hair hang loose to dry. Are you all letting the hair dry loosely or are you plopping with a towel? I've never plopped, but I can try