My routine to get it right get it tight. Above the neck, that is.
LUSH Cosmetics Mask of Magnamity ($10) smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Ingredients including peppermint oil and exfoliators like ground almond shells makes my face look like a million trillion bucks!
My Honey Child Coconut Papaya Hair Paste (CurlMart $15) is also a weekly staple. I wash , add my deep conditioner, and sit under the dryer for 30 mins. It's hot as hayle under there but it keeps my curls poppington!