CurlieSue - It could be weather related, it had been pretty mild and rainy and then it got super cold and we did get some snow. I've also had super dry skin so my hair could be suffering as well. I'll look into the conditioner as I've some luck with sauve products as long as they do not have cones.
DEL2C - I am going to try a protein treatment, but I am wondering if a homemade treatment would be enough before I try a store bought one. I'd like to try something that will be gentle on my hair just in case it is NOT what I need.
Thank you both for your advice, I really really appreciate it