One of the ladies in 4a with lp hair (Was that you adthomas
?) allows her hair to dry or partially dry after rinsing out the DC or instant conditioner to ensure her moisturizer really absorbs. Maybe this would also help.
Not necessarily, some of my best moisturizers (without cones or polyquats) do this and I can still apply more of them or another product and have it penetrate. I think when products no longer perform
like they used to, consider clarifying.
What do you mean? As in you are not retaining length, but you have more strands on your head, more dense? What part in your routine did you notice this? I ask because type 4 hair will appear more dense during the shampoo and condition phase bc hair is free to curl tightly to the scalp, so length is hidden while density appears to have increased.
Good to hear that you are making progress in pinning down a routine!