Thanks so much for your help Firefox. I have dark hair, doesn't honey change the color? I would love to keep my hair as dark as possible.
Do you have a recipe that I could use for the deep treatment?

And yes, I had some buildup ... I think I have figured that one though, by washing my hair really carefully with kiwi lime conditioner and applying tea tree oil on my scalp before washing (at least is what I did on Saturday and I didn't get any residue on my scalp)

Do you have recommendations on specific cheap products I could start experimenting with? Today I made my first flax seed gel... I haven't tried it yet, but can't wait
Originally Posted by arel
Raw honey can lighten a very tiny bit with very regular use, it is a weak source of peroxide: microwaving or commercial processing destroys that potential. I actually use sugar syrup because it's cheaper here in the UK!

You cannot remove residues of silicones or mineral oils from hair or scalp with conditioner only washing because they are not water soluble, you would need to shampoo that mask and cream out. The coating on hair or scalp may be thin, but it will still form a barrier or film, that is what those ingredients are included in formulas to do.

I am in the UK so not the best for specific US recommendations, I know people are commonly using Suave Naturals VO5 or Tresemme Naturals for co-washing, La Looks sports gel or Ecostyler gel for styling. But definitely opt for DIY flaxseed if you are into that, hope it goes well!

Tea tree oil should usually be diluted before using on the scalp, it's powerful potentially irritant stuff.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect