I live in So. Florida, too. I always thought my hair loved protein but I think I overloaded and my hair looked and felt like scare crow stuffing! I have learned that my hair is protein sensitive and also really dislikes aloe (which is a bummer cause I have it growing all over my yard). I'm currently loving tresemme naturals condish as well as garnier fructis sleek & shine new formula. Good luck everyone and thanks for sharing your stories. It makeshift curls feel less alone.