+1 on over-conditioning. The Lustrasilk has a lot of oils, plus cholesterol - pretty heavy-duty. I did a similar thing to myself, and I should know better, lol! My hair generally likes a lot of moisture (and protein), and like you, I need heavier products in general. I love Shea Moisture products, but my hair started acting funky a couple of weeks ago. It finally struck me that a). I might have some buildup from so much shea butter, and b). the dew points have been high, so there's already a lot of moisture in the air. I did a baking soda cleanse, ACV rinse, and protein treatment. Voila - my curls were back and bouncing!
IAgirl has a good recipe for a heavy hit of protein. You can find the thread here: PT recipe - as promised
. If you read through the thread, there are lots of variations. Also, she recently started a thread on Colorful Neutral Protein Filler from Sally's here: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
. You can add a little to your conditioner, make a protein spray with it - all sorts of stuff. I've been instructed by IAgirl to dig mine out (it's in the thread
) and plan to mess around with it today. HTH!