DC with every wash?

Hello, other 3b curlies! I'm new to the forums, but love naturallycurly.com and wanted to check in with a question.

I have very fine, low-porosity 3b curls, and am trying to grow them longer. (They're about shoulder length now, but I want to let them get maybe to my mid-back eventually.) I know the main things are to avoid cutting it, sleep on a silk pillowcase, and treat it gently. I've been no-pooing and avoiding cones for about a decade, so my hair is pretty healthy.

But I've noticed that doing a deep treatment every time I wash/condition really seems to help a lot. Mostly, I'm someone who gets my hair wet every other day (if I wait longer than that, my super fine hair tangles right up into big knots); if I no-poo, put on a conditioner, and sleep under a plastic cap with a scarf to hold it on, my curls are bouncy and soft the next day. I'm alternating a moisture treatment (Curl Junkie's Hair Rehab) with a protein one (I like the Aubrey GHB).

Does anyone else do this? Is it nuts? It really does seem to be helping, even though it's kind of a pain . . .
Hi MaggieT! Welcome to our curlyworld. Sounds like you've found a great routine that works for you... awesome!
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
I do a steam cap treatment with every wash. Low-po hair needs a little extra to really get conditioned. Just watch for signs of over-conditioning; but, I think if its working for your hair - then you should keep doing it!!
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Thank you for your responses! I am super grateful to hear back from you -- and to know that at least one other LP curly deep treats every time. Thank you!

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