Until you determine your hair properties, it's difficult to give you answers to your questions. You also need to disclose the name of the product and/or ingredients. You're asking people to advise you with no, or limited, information.

My fine/low porosity hair loves protein, doesn't like a lot of chemicals (especially polyquats.) For me, a product with keratin, but without polyquats, would be great. Depending on you properties, it may or may not be the case for you.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams