At first I felt like I was doing "everything". Then I added leave-in conditioner, and protein treatments and got better results. It sounds like you could use more moisturizing. Have you tried "conditioner only styling"? I have been doing it lately and it has been working for me.
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Type:2b/3ab?
Texture:Medium/fine
Porosity:Normal
Elasticity:Normal

Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.