Lila, I think it is awesome that you are trying all this stuff out, because it's the only way to figure out one's hair ;p I truly am seeing nothing works the same way on any two people, but, that one can tweak the solutions of other people to suit one's own needs. I am really happy that you are having a breakthrough!

I also think it was really nice of waterlily to come in and chat with you I see she is just as nice as she is in her videos!
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!