I was having the same issues. I was using a LI that had too much protein and my hair got BAD lol. I removed that product and I went back to using my conditioner as LI and what a difference. I usually wash my hair with my no poo or my clarifying conditioner (depending on the day) and then apply my conditioner. I don't rinse it out. I don't really do a DT as often as I should since I'm always in a hurry but with this method it's not really necessary. Just keep experimenting with your hairs protein/moisture balance it takes a bit to find the perfect amount.