What products are you using? Like, can you list the brand names? Because if you're using sulfate free products, you usually have to be very careful about using silicones or you will get buildup. I know the John Frida you mention has silicones, and so do most hair sprays.
I second using deep treatments. They're great.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out: Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse