With soooooo much out there, where do I start for transitioning hair. I have breakage everywhere.

With sooooo  much on the shelves WHERE DO I START. I read one thing that says I'm protein sensitive but then I read somewhere else that states I need protein. I did the porosity test and my hair stays at.the top of the glass but I still don't know what products are best for me. I'm so frustrated and just want to go back to a relaxer. Please help.

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There are a few essential things that are needed to start the foundation of a healthy hair routine from transitioning and beyond. These items are a clarifying shampoo, sulfate free moisturizing shampoo, deep conditioner, and a styler. The clarifying shampoo's purpose is to lift all product buildup from the hair and scalp. It acts as a detox which allows for products to work effectively. Two recommended products are the Lisa Hair Elixir Clarifying Shampoo by Carol's Daughter and Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore ShampooThe sulfate free moisturizing shampoo is used for cleansing the scalp once a week while infusing moisture into the hair and scalp; a healthy nourished scalp allows for length retention and growth. In the case of transitioning hair that has which has two very distinct hair textures apply the product to the scalp and allow the suds to make their way down the length of the strands to prevent tangling and matting. Some recommended products are TGIN Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo and Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Sulfate Free Shampoo.The next item on the list is a deep conditioner (DC). A deep conditioner is simply a conditioner but has more penetrating ingredients. If your DC is true to its claims it will do the job of moisturizing very well. Over conditioning can cause the protein-moisture balance in the hair to become off balance. Because transitioning hair has two different textures and different porosity levels, you'll want to treat both as they are one; processed ends is high porosity which has a trouble holding moisture and needs the protein.Two of my personal favorites for combating the issue of dryness are the Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture Seal Masque, the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Treatment Masque, and the Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. Lastly, a styler that will hold your low maintenance style for a few days as well as combat the heat and humid weather. There's an option to use a styler that is a smoothie, a pomade, or a milk. A few products highly recommended products would be Shea Moisture's High Porosity Styling Gel or Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. Some things to keep in mind is select one product from each category. In some cases you need to use a product about 3 times to notice its effects on your hair. In short, don't call it quits after the first use. Also protective styling will be your best friend.