Well I was desperate, so I decided to take your advise, CurlyIndianGirl and yours, Dusa. I used ONE styling product. Poo'd with Coconut hibiscus, conditioned with GVP. My styling product of choice today was Curl Keeper. I am happy to report that my hair turned out really nice, felt soft and healthy.. by the end of the day, though I have some wilting and less curl formation, which is why I think I started using more than one product in the first place. Evidently I may need more hold than CK, or maybe more Ck, I tend to be conservative with gels. Tomorrow I will try Biotera. Still thinking about the smoothie. I know I can return it; already have one product to return that was terrible on my hair (yesterday). Comments appreciated.