How long did it take for your hair to get used to less shampooing?


So, I've been through hell and back this summer with my 2a, fine hair (it was way over-conditioned but its returning to normal now!)

Anyway, about 3 weeks ago I started only washing my hair every other day (with Loreal EverPure Moisture--sulfate free) as I had been washing everyday for the month before that with a keratin sulfate shampoo to combat the over-conditioning. (I switched to Burt's Bees Very Volumizing a few days ago because I noticed that I needed more protein but its sulfate free as well)

But despite having done this method for ~3 weeks, my hair is still flat and oily at the roots! Is this a normal amount of time for my hair to adjust to less shampooing and no sulfates? How long might it take for my hair to "regulate" itself?

(If it matters at all, the conditioner I use is John Freida Luxurious Volume!)
When I started using a non sulphate shampoo it took me several months to stretch washing between 1 to 7 days. I did it gradually so I still felt comfortable with my hair.

Low Shampoo: Aveda Be Curly Shampoo
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/ Perfectly Undone
Treatments: SM Black Castor Oil Masque/ Packet Gelatine
Leave in: Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Styling: AG Recoil Curl Activator/V05 Mega Hold/Cornstarch
Refresh: Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost

Between Waist and Hip Length (stretched), 2C with 2B roots
I suppose I'm just confused, because I did this last summer as well without any issue but now that I have to do it again, I'm having problems!
Were you using the same products last summer that you are now? I'm sure some people have great success with the l'oreal products, but I seem to have talked to a lot of people who are having trouble with them recently.
3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
L I: KCKT, gvpcb
Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
I was using the Loreal shampoo last summer but a different conditioner (another loreal one…triple repair or something?)
Do you put conditioner on your scalp?

I never really had an adjustment period, both when I went from sulfates to sulfate-free shampoos, then from sulfate-free to cowashing. I actually find that it's way easier for me to stretch washes being CG. Sulfates actually make me more oily, scalp and skin. (I now use CeraVe moisturizing cleanser for my face, which is basically cowashing my face.)

Anyway, have you moved since last summer? Maybe water quality is different? Maybe buildup?
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

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