I've heard it's good to apply coconut oil before you shampoo. Also, massage your scalp, not your hair. The shampoo and water running out of your hair will cleanse it. And when u get out of the shower, use a microfiber towel or t-shirt to dry it instead of a regular terrycloth towel, which can be rough on your hair.
After I remove my box braids what steps should i take to prevent breakage when cleansing my hair?
Well to begin my last relaxer was at the beginning of last March . So I am about five months or so into transitioning.