I am totally in agreement with you here!
I have trashed my hair this last few months, silly me. Bleaching my lovely shiny henndigoed hair twice ( soap cap) and then adding semi perm Directions Poppy Red, then not liking it so henndigoing again. Then adding black blue Special Effects and finally adding full strength bleach streaks add putting Pravana Vivids red on.
I am now back to henndigo, blacker than I let it go before and defo not getting bored again!! After all the above my hair felt OK, though the ends felt awful, brittle, bunched together, crunchy almost. I was seriously considering getting a big chop.
Then I read on someones post here that pravana has keratin ( hence protein ) in it and somehow stumbled across the Whats Wrong with my Hair post. I needed moisture so I oiled with jojoba and then and for a week now, have been shampoo free. My hair is a-mazing!
I have micro trimmed the ends, losing 1/4 inch at most and all I can say, like you gogirlanime, is WOW!! ( your words were HOLY COW!!)