I just figured out after my recent 2nd big chop that I am low porosity. Now I know why the lighter leave-ins always worked better.
My staples are Oyin Hair Dew and KCCC. I travel a lot and do not have to worry about my hair with these two in my suitcase.
I recently decided to bite the bullet and add some cones back into my regimen. I have been sealing with serums instead of butters and oils and my hair loves it. I add a few drops in my DC and have kept SSKs at bay. My DC after henna results in less dryness those first few days. It is working for me.