Question about leave-in conditioners
I have been using a couple of leave-ins and I am not sure if they are working. I wash with A'kin Lavender shampoo (sulfate free; wash about every 2-3 weeks) applied using a color applicator directly onto my scalp. I then use either Suave Coconut or Sally's Generic Biolage conditioning balm (I'm trying to use these up so that I can try something else). Rinse out completely and then apply LI. I have tried Giovanni Direct, A'kin Lavender and Anthyllis 24 hour Intensive LI and my sample of Oyin Honey Hemp as a LI.
When I have let my hair dry with just the LI my hair does not feel soft or particularly moisturized. Shouldn't the LI help my hair feel moisturized? How do I know if the LI is doing anything for my hair? What should I be looking for in a LI? My hair is 4b/c, porous.
I've been struggling with dry hair for awhile so I am trying to find my regimen. I hope that this question makes sense.