That's good news.
I think you're right - it does seem to spring the hair to life! In my case, it softens it, so the curls drop out, but then I'm only a 3a anyway, so that's not particularly difficult to do.
I'm still a fluffy today, even after several days. I think I will pursue the protein though, as I think my hair needs it for condition. I don't use styling products, as my hair can't really take it, plus my scalp gets too bad with them.
My shea butter still hasn't turned up, but I'm hoping I'll be able to use that to calm down the fluff when it arrives.
This understanding your own hair is a tricky business, isn't it? You'd think 36 years later I'd have got it sorted but obviously not!!!
Oh, in answer to the question earlier about the shampoos etc, my scalp is actually noticeably better once it's been shampooed, so it isn't reacting to shampoo. I try to restrict it to once a week, with water washes in between, but if only my hair was in good condition, I'd shampoo my hair every day.