Mariah mentioned using baking soda to lift the cuticle then adding moisture. Then to use an ACV rinse afterwards to tighten the cuticle. Perhaps you could try something like that.
3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: La Looks Sport Gel