There is also co-washing (only washing with conditioner) with one conditioner and then use of another conditioner after. I personally have not tried that yet and want to look into it. more info on that here.
glycerin mix I use as well.
A leave-in or hair milk can aid in refreshing the hair throughout the day or used after a wash. It provides moisture to the hair but is not a styling aid. I usually add the leave-in or hair milk after a bath. At this moment there is no leave-in I always apply after she gets out. I did with Darcy's Botanical leave-in but once I ran out I never had a chance to replace it. I plan to soon though. I would apply that whenever her hair needed refreshing when it was out and loose and esp after she got done washing her hair.
The purpose of sealing is to seal in the moisture in your hair. You can use many oils to seal like avocado oil, jojoba oil or oliv oil. Our choice is coconut oil. I've read about people sealing after they get out from washing their hair. They are sealing in the water and to me that is the best moisture. Others however seal after applying a leave-in. To seal before or after a leave-in or moisturizing product is entirely up to you. I seal Leelee's hair with coconut oil when she gets out the shower. Sometimes when I remember I seal after using other products to keep in the moisture.
tools and other misc items
Many people use oils and other ingredients as well to enhance their products or even make their own products. I use some of these items in our shea mix or glycerin mix. Some people use it alone or added to products. Each has their own benefits.
I don't have an exact brush I use on Leelee's hair because it's fine and not too lengthy. I detangle with my fingers and go over with the widetooth comb. I recently bought the scalp massager and use it sometimes as a brush. I'm still working with it. The toothbrush is used for laying her baby hair down with gel. The rat tail comb or pintail comb I use only for making parts and it works really well. I also use it to take down braids with the pointy side. SOMETIMES ill brush her ends with it to get any small small knots out but its rare. The boar brush (I think thats what it is) I use to smooth her hair with when putting into a ponytail.
Hope this was helpful! Next post will be on our routine (:
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