Shea Butter does work! I literally have been struggling with dry hair since I big chopped 3 months ago. Today, I melted down my shea butter until it was fully liquid and put it on my hair. I can ALREADY tell the difference, my hair is sooo soft!
But if you do feel like it is too hard to deal with right now, you can always try again at a different time. But I do encourage you to stick with it