Protein - I very rarely apply a protein treatment to my hair. Some of my daily products include small amounts of protein as I do not actively avoid it. I regularly tug at my shed hairs to determine if they need more protein.
Clarifying Shampoo - Once a month I use a clarifying shampoo before my regular shampoo.
Trimming - I trim my hair in twists once a season. I remove bushy, rough, or extremely tapered ends. This is trimming for people that do not care about "shape" or evenness.
Wash and Go
I primarily wear my hair in a wash and go. This means raking a leave in and gel through my wet hair to define my natural curls.
As much time as it takes to twist my hair for my trims, I wear the twists for quite some time. I may also take them down for a twist out.
If my hair fails me, a bun won't!
I like to wear these in updos. They're quick to do and won't tangle my hair.