Thanks coilynapp and IAgirl for "articulating" my theory. I've been doing the ACV rinse, but wondering if it's really needed if I used the right products following the soap bar. Now I know it isn't necessary.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

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, Aloe Fix