mores better weekly at a min every 2 days typical max. when you feel like it needs it be gentle
mostly wash the roots rinse through
too much root rubbing can pull 1;2 the roots right out
your right to be weary of crochet!
yes those products are all i use! baking soda over time weakens hair severely
use the liquid till mature wash weekly or more..and don't towel rub or use 1 at all in fact