Great advice from everyone. I would like to add that you use a WATER based moisturizer. I like to mix water and conditioner into a spray bottle and spritz my hair with that when I'm doing braid, twists, or Bantu knot outs. If I'm trying to maintain a straight style (I flat iron 1-2 times a month) I moisturize with a creamy leave-in conditioner and THEN go over that with a light dose of olive oil or jojoba oil.