I need help starting a hair care regimen

I need help building a hair care regimen. I don't know where to start. I don't have a wash routine or any routine at all. My hair type is a 4a/3c and it gets dry after I wash it, so I need a wash routine that will keep my hair moist. I have a lot of hair products but I don't know when or how to use them. Does any one have any suggestions on where I should start and products that you recommend?

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Hi girl.I advise you to take a look at one of the books for curly girls such as the curly girl handbook by lorraine massey. It costs about $10 if I'm not wrong. This book has helped me a lot to learn how to take care of my hair by using the curly girl method. You could search it on google as well but the books have the complete info. Your hair might be dry after you wash it because there could be sulfates and silicones in the products you use. Cowashing (washing with conditioner) will add more moisture to your hair but it's something you and your hair needs to get used too. Some people use a no poo method, which means washing your hair with a sulfate free shampoo. After washing you could use the LOC or LCO method. L stands for liquid or leave in, C stands for cream so a thicker product, and O stands for oil. These methods are great for locking in moisture and the difference between lco and loc is the order of applying your products. It's also important that these are silicone free so you won't get product build-up on the days you aren't washing your hair.Sometimes, for my own routine, I replace the O for a G(el) to lock in moisture. You could try what works the best for you. Hope this helps!
YES!!! I've been wanting to answer a question like this!!! Thank you. *clears throat* Well, let's start with the basics. In your regimen you'll need to include a shampoo( 1x a week), deep conditioner(1x a week), moisturizer(everyday), and gel/detangler/sealer(everyday)! If you try the recommended products and your hair doesn't like them, make sure the products you get yourself have mostly to all-natural ingredients except for the last 2 or last ingredient(s) because those are most likely preservatives which is ok. Well, let's start!S H A M P O O: D I Y Bentonite Clay Mix (bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, and aloe vera juice. These are all squeeky-cleaning ingredients that lay your cuticles flat leaving your hair smooth and silky!) Store Bought-SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-WashD E E P C O N D I T I O N E R: D I Y Banana-Colada Deep Conditiona (coconut milk, olive oil, avocado oil, banana. Super moisturizing penetrating ingredients that nourish hair with minerals, vitamins, and the nutrients your hair needs!) Store Bought-Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner(available mostly online. I tried to find a deep conditioner for about 2 hours that has mostly natural ingredients & sold in stores but i couldn't find that match. It was either one or the other. Not both. Sowwy!)M O I S T U R I Z E R: D I Y Ucuuba Butter Moisturizer(ucuuba butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, aloe vera gel. The first 4 ingredients are scientifically proven to actually penetrate into the hair shaft leaving your hair INCREDIBLY soft, shiny, and TRULY moisturized.) Store Bought-(THEE EVER SO FAMOUS) SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie (this stuff leaves my curls SUPER FUPER silky-soft, chiseled-defined and has a brilliant shine!)G E L//D E T A N G L E R//C U T I C L E-S E A L E R- DIY Slippidy-Slidey Detangler (flaxseeds, marshmallow root, slippery elm, aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, essential oils. These ingredients are all slippery detangling ingredients that will let you glide through your hair! The flaxseed-bolied gel sculpts your curls leaving them sharply waved! With the added apple cider vinegar and aloe vera juice, this leave-in will seal all that moisturizing good stuff you just put on your hair and will tightly close your cuticles!      Well, here's an awesome regimen! The DIY moisturizer and deep conditioner have not actually been put into measurements! Just ingredients that i know are uber moisturizing and high in vitamins and good.. um..like...hair things so I put them together. You can put the measurements up by yourself and tweak them as you go. Don't worry, I know my hair ingredient schtuff; for i am a HAIR-SCIENTIST! The gel/detangler/sealer is actually a recipe I put together(using other people's measurements only. not the idea of those specific ingredients together. props, though.) that i actually put up in the recipe section! Check it out! Hope I helped! Love, Peace, and Bufallo Wings- Rahmat The Hair Obsessed 12 Year Old