These ladies have given you great advice so far, so I just want to echo them. Be gentle to your hair. Cut out the damaged ends. Since your hair is curly, you'll want to be extra mindful of having a balance of moisture and protein in your products. It'll be helpful to figure out your hair's properties (porosity, texture, etc) to find what products will work best for you: Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
Check out the signatures of other CurlTalk users with the same properties as you – it'll set you on the right track! HTH.