Hi, JLeighs, you are in Wisconsin? the land of political tyranny.
Ok, moving on: yes, I am beginning to think less is more in the summer, for sure; it seems the more I slap on my hair, the more reactive it can become. I used to use Henna, and yes, it does coat the hair and smooth the cuticle to a degree (I loved henna; cant use it now, too much silver). I always remove moisture - blot - before putting on product. I tried applying it once in the shower and it didnt do anything. Again, I think this is the absorbing factor. Low porosity hair does not absorb. I appreciate your input.