@Crazyhair: Oh man, sometimes I wonder how it ever got this complicated. My current products (some of them, anyway) are as follows:
Shampoo — John Frieda Luxurious Volume (blue)
Conditioner — JF Full Body Conditioner (red)
Glaze — JF Clear Shine
Serum — JF (purple)
Cream — Redken Sheer Straight 06
Spray — varying heat protecting sprays, usually something Tresemme
Dry Shampoo — also varies, no favorite
Basically, it goes sometimes like this:
Day 1 Shampoo roots only, rinse. Condition from back of head through tips, comb through, leave for 5 minutes while shaving (or whatever), rinse and comb through. Blot dry with towel. Comb tiny drop of serum through lower 1/4, followed by small drop of cream through all but the roots. Blow dry. Light spritz with heat spray, flatiron.
Day 2 Hair up in bun or under shower cap — do nothing to it! Quick flatiron as needed for style.
Day 3 Dry shampoo, quick cool blow dry, flat iron as needed. Sometimes touchup with heat spray.
Day 4 Dry-glaze hair (i.e. apply glaze to dry hair, let sit for 20 mins), shampoo and condition as usual. Style as usual but without heat spray.
Day 5 Same as Day 2
Day 6 Same as Day 3
Repeat, with a few variations: sometimes I’ll substitute the glaze for the conditioner while in the shower, and skip the dry glaze that week. Some weeks I can go only 2 days between washing, other weeks as much as 4(!!!) with zero signs of dirt or grease. Weather plays a big factor, as does activity level.
Ladies, seriously, take this as a warning: DO THE PWC! Save yourselves if you can! Don’t fall into my madneessssss!