How do I start/create a proper regime for a newly natural female? I have 4a/4b hair

I have 4a type hair near the ends and 4b towards the top (picture below)  So far, I've washed my hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner every day, but that's dried out my hair. Am I supposed to co-wash and deep condition weekly and do low maintaintence styles (bantu knots, twist outs, etc.) in between washes before I have my wash day, or can I shampoo & condition my hair weekly in addition to co-washing and deep conditioning?

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Good afternoon bbrink2009,

It looks like you are good to go! I would continue to shampoo and condition weekly for sure. My personal rule of thumb is if my hair is washed (shampoo or co-wash), then I always follow up with a deep condition. A lot of curlies and coiles swear by co-washing weekly and only using a cleanser once a month, but if your hair begins to feel dry after repetitive co-washing, it may be time to shampoo. Check out the Shampoo Made My Hair Softer article. You sound like you are good though!

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