Im LP. After i shampoo and condition or cowash, I do better blotting excess water out of my hair with a microfiber towel before using a moisturizing conditioner leave in then sealing. My hair won't absorb anything while soaking wet. I need it damp. On soaking wet hair products are sitting on my hair.

All the Redken products I ever tried had silicones and my hair hated it because of I'm prone to buildup. Buildup will also affect how well your hair absorbs.
Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it.