I just caught this. This has nothing to do with your shrinkage, but I noticed that you said that you use Coconut to the Max Conditoner to wash. I am going to assume since you said wash that you are on CG? If you are, this is not a good conditoner if you are following this routine. It has the evil cone, Cyclopetasiloxane
. If you use it, you need sulfate to wash it out. I bought it and used it, thinking that it was CG friendly.
ETA: I know that Curls line is coming out with a CG friendly conditioner (think it's the one made with green tea)/ line to meet the needs of those following the routine. I may give this a try in the far future.