I've been using Naturtint exclusively for about 1-1/2 years now and haven't had it make my hair feel that bad -- I usually rinse until I see the water running clear, and then I use either a low-poo or co-wash. After that I put the Nutrideep Multiplier on for a few minutes, and follow with my regular conditioner.
My hair usually feels a little dry if I use low-poo after the color, but once conditioner or the Multiplier hits my hair, it's like seaweed. I just colored the day before yesterday so this is fresh in my mind, lol.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do -- I know it can be nerve-wracking!
~ Wendi in IL
3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
CG since March 2010
Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
Low Poo: Desert Essence
Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Leave-In: Cure Care, KCKT
Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG