I just came across this yest & found it VERY interesting! Heck ya to skipping a step right!?
I just bought some Shea Moisture deep treatment & decided to use it today & leave some in to style it as well WITHOUT my usual KKCC & had pretty good results! Way softer, way faster drying time & only the very canopy was a little less curly. My "dryer" curls in my bang area were still curly & way more soft.
So maybe I used a little to much as leave in since some areas were less defined? I raked/scrunched in about a half dollar size blob.
Next time I co-wash, I'll try either less shea moisture or try it w/ my KCKT