I only do treatments once a month - twice a month is I'm feeling dry - every week only if I've been bleaching and my hair is like straw.

Protein treatments, for me, I don't need often. Protein in any form, DTs, conditioner, products, make my hair dry and frizzy. That includes wheat protein, and silk proteins.

I don't take issue w amodimethicone, or the occasional dimethicone. Cyclomethicone and the cyclo...oxane are the devil to me.

I actually shampoo daily. I don't condition. I do a moisturizing DT monthly. I color my hair. It is very healthy. It takes a while of trial and error to find a medium of what works for you.