Hmm... I'm not 100% sure I follow you, either! Lol!

I just don't know. I sometimes wonder if that cone layer keeps the oil from making a good seal.

When I found that MO was an HG for me - retained moisture, helped my nape tangles and general tangles, etc - I was having a lot of better hair days. Could get 2nd day hair far more often than before. Now, just in this week or so of using a-cone, I find those tangle reverting, and that my hair is drying out as the day progresses, much like before I started sealing with MO.

So it makes me wonder if the cone interferes with the sealing.

I'm doing and over-night DT, and tomorrow I'm going to low-poo out the cone and see if a couple days of CG make a difference. Then I'll try the cone again and see how that goes.

Perhaps the cone would work better in higher dews? I was thinking I'd heard people say the opposite, but I could be wrong. (Plus even if the opposite is true for them - doesn't mean it would be for me!)

Maybe I'll give your route a try, too. Low-poo, then coney condish, then just RO the next days.

But do you rinse and condish every day?? I must be honest, I don't always have time to do that. :/
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing