Well, the thing is, the DTs are mostly oil, and as I understand it now, oil doesn't actually moisturize your hair. Some oils like coconut and olive do penetrate it and strengthen it.
What I'm asking is, what sorts of things do I need to use to actually get moisture into my hair? Oil apparently just helps to seal in moisture but doesn't bring it to the hair, if that makes sense. Oil also smooths and lubricates it, so it feels less dry, but my hair is still dry. I don't worry about overconditioning, I don't think that's a problem with my hair yet, but I am using some protein products and doing a protein DT every now and then as well as the oil-rich DTs.
Hope my question is clear now. Anyone have suggestions for me?
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs