Just want to say thank you Macherieamour and the other ladies who suggested using protein conditioning as a pre-poo treatment. I tried and tried all week to find your thread(s) on this (since the search isn't working) to comment there and I couldn't. I did this successfully using Keraphix on my dry hair, then rinsed and shampooed, followed by deep moisturizing conditioner. My hair was so soft, softer than all the other protein days when I used it after shampooing and still stronger. Very little if no shedding too. I'm going to do this from now on - thank you so much!!