This pre-shampoo treatment, is done by adding oil to your hair before washing. It helps to protect and nourish the hair and also helps the detangling process. I like to use grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil.
To do this method, you simply apply a water based leave in conditioner and place a plastic cap on for 10-15 minutes. This method helps to trap the moisture in your hair. Check out my post on the baggy method here.
Deep Condition Regularly
How many times have you heard about deep conditioning? Well there is a good reason you keep hearing about consistent deep conditioning. Deep conditioning is used to help moisture and nutrients penetrate the hair strand. Make sure that you are not putting the conditioner on your scalp. This can be a reason that you notice build up after a few days. To get the most out of your deep conditioning session, use a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer or steamer. Which brings me to my next method--
Use Heat or Steam
Steaming helps add moisture back into your hair. I absolutely love steaming! I also use heat when deep conditioning to help the conditioner penetrate my strands. Check out a post on steaming natural hair here.
I use the LOC method every time I wash my hair. This method helps your hair stay moisturized by sealing in the moisture. The L- is for leave-in (I usually use a liquid based leave-in), O- is for Oil, and C- is for Cream.