Thank you so much for your help Honeycurls. You're right, the only way I know how my hair will react is if I try it on my own. I am really leaning towards getting a keratin treatment since I am always in a constant battle with my hair even when I was a little girl. If this keratin treatment is successful, it will make my life so much easier and will save me so much time when getting ready.
I never thought about coating my hair with conditioner while I wash with a harsh shampoo. Thank you so much for that idea