Ok that's very helpful. Thanks so much!! One last question (please don't crucify me here lol) I am still using conditoners with silicones because a - it's all I have and b - I can't afford to go buy new stuff until this runs out. So would I be safe to assume that the silicone acts as a sealant and I would probably be wasting the oils by using them now?
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!