I like as a pre-poo on damp dirty hair Pantene Relaxed & Natural Anti-breakage definese DT in the jar. Slather, smooth on and follow with some natural oil on the ends. Cover with a platic cap and sit under heat for 30 minutes. Very comfy on a cold day.
I also like clay deep treatments (rhassoul or bentonite clay, water or rosewater, natural oil, yogurt, honey). Under a heat cap same as above. I follow up with a deep moisturizer (no silicontes) - Blended beauty Herbal Reconditioner
-- or a moisturizing conditioner.
Another way to add moisture is oil rinsing. After a shampoo smooth oil of choice into hair (don't stint) and rinse with hot/warm water. Then rinseout condition as usual and leave some of that in.
Butters on clean wet ends - lots of good buttery products out there that work well on wet as well as dry hair: Jane Carter Nourish & Shine, Karen's Body Beautiful Hair cream, Qhemet Burdock Root Butter cream, Blended Beauty Soft Curls & Swirls
. Scrunch in the butter before or after a leave in.
The leave-in - ultra important for my hair:
KBB hair milk
Abba Nourishing or Abba Pure Gentle Conditioner (one is discontinued the second is the new version)
Kinky Curly Knot Today
Alba Botanical Leave in
MopTop Daily conditoner
I apply leave-ins generously to start the clumping process, then plop gently with a towel for 15 minutes. Then I apply a gel (Kinky Curly Curling Custard
or Theraneem Leaf and Aloe Vera gel).
ETA - Sheamoisture Sheabutter leave is way thick but mixes quite well with Abba Nourishing. I use a little over the Abba.