Thanks for commiserating, springlily! This week I've been trying to focus all my attention on the protein/moisture thing and just trying to make my hair its healthiest. I think in the beginning I focused too much on styling products and not enough on starting with a good base. I'm hoping that my hair will reach it's max potential as it gets healthier, whatever that's meant to be, and I can then be happy with a lightweight styling product. Fingers crossed for all of us!
48 y/o married mom of 3
3a Baby fine Cherub Curls! Low porosity, normal elasticity

No longer CG - I use cones & shampoo every 2 - 3 days

Currently trying: Aveda Shampure Shampoo & Conditioner, Aveda Be Curly Shampoo & Conditioner, Suave Captivating Curls Mousse, Condition 3 in 1 Mousse