If you have natural hair and are not seeing growth
Leave it alone.
Put it in a twist out or braid out for 5 days. Unravel on the 6th day and on the 7th prep for your wash day.Its how I grew my hair to shoulder length in a year and its what I’m doing again. Wigs and twist outs. Not touching my real hair for days at a time.
Moisture isnt a huge deal for me since I sweat at work and go for a run everyday *not sunday* and if it is getting a bit dry I will spritz my water/leave in mix and bam. DONE. Sometimes I keep my twists for 2 weeks just to leave my hair ALONE. I clip out 1 strand knots when I see them and heaven forbid I use heat.
Just find a style you can deal with for the week or weeks and do it, LEAVE YOUR HAIR ALONE.
I see youtube videos with people have breakage and nape problems and edges missing… why are you messing with your edges? I havent used my edge control in 6 months because there has been nothing that was so fancy I had to lay them flat. Even so shea butter will keep them flat for me… me! With the 4b/4c I do what I want when I want hair!
Again I will say leave your hair alone, I wash mine oce every 2 weeks with a cowash and once a month with a sulfate free shampoo. If its getting really dirty I bust out a regular shampoo to get rid of all the nasty on my scalp. Even then my hair is in twist and I aim for just my scalp while I am washing.
I hate when my hair isnt twisted… it looks like a city after Godzilla is done with it AND you can see all the different textures like.. a great divide.