I live in the panhandle of Texas. Very very dry most of the time. Right now I'm using suave coconut to cowash.giovanni restorative to ro. Burt's bees as lo poo. Still struggling to find the right protein. Hair seems to like silk protein. I use my own fsg with Shea butter, aloe and some condish, neutral protein filler. Aif gel. So far it's ok, better actually. I have to stay away from humectants. Oils make my hair feel funny.