I also talk about some ups and downs in my haircare journey. Maybe you can relate or draw some info from this. Honestly, I was ready to cut my hair last week. I love my hair but it's frustrating when you spend time braiding or twisting and it doesn't come out the way you want. Yes, co-wash and shampoo regularly , do my deep conditioning and hot oil treatments. I've come to the conclusion that my hair needed some time off. I moisturize several times a day with Care Free Curl Gold activator and seal the ends with a little butter or sweet almond oil. Remember, the ends are the oldest part of your hair. Be good to them.