Yes - i think youre right on all counts - Ive been blindly doing this, not knowing why...... So proteins are ok?

the Shea Moisture didnt make my hair greasy - it was just dry like straw.

I DO switch my stying products in the winter (see sig line) Cant use JC at all in the winter.....

Im thinking of checking out some other poos/condish to see if anything changes. My hair looks and feels great - but maybe it could feel better?

I also do ACV and sometimes honey rinses - every 2-3 weeks - esp now that ive been wearing my hair curly all the time and using more products.

Thanks all - and thanks for the great links Geek Chic! Super helpful!
3a long thick -botticelli hair when there is humidity
2c wavy w/curls if there isnt.
currently using Bioterra & KMF in winter
Jessicurl styling in summer
Natures Gate poo & condish
Thank you NC for bringing me back to curly!