I finally washed my hair and I got my chance to use Neeli oil. It has been so long. My shedding was reduced during washing, however the hair I lost during the application of Neeli oil (scalp massage) was greater than when I was using extra virgin coconut oil. All and all it evened out I guess.
From what I remember Neeli oil takes a while to start acting, I believe it was up to 6 months. Since my old hair journal from when I first started using this oil no longer exists (the website shut down) I can't go back and check how long it took the first time around, but from what I remember it was about a month.
Neeli oil has indigo in it so I don't think my allergic reaction to lush caca brun was from that. In fact I have never had that reaction from henna or from cocoa butter, so it must be one of the other ingredients that I'm allergic to. I still need to figure out what I'm going to do with all that caca brun, sigh.
I think the thing I like most at the moment is that for the second time I managed not to comb my hair while wet. This is super difficult for me. I also skipped conditioner again this time, so far so good.