@ronnieaj you are right; ultimately, we should listen to our hair. I guess I'm trying to send Knowledgeseeker in the direction that I WISH I was sent to when I started on this journey 2.5 years ago. We might find that not everything that should presumably work on our hair based on its properties will work and vice versa, but at least it's a better place to start than complete darkness or marketing campaigns intended to get us to purchase, purchase, purchase without much education. Is all. It also allows us to play with variables more intelligently and save lots of $$ along the way..