Sounds like your porosity might be on the high side of normal (definitely not low). The best suggestion I have for keeping moisture in is to seal the hair with an oil - this is usually done after your LI and before your other styling products. I can't remember what your texture is; if its fine, you'll want to use a lighter oil that won't weigh down your hair. I like apricot kernel, grapeseed, or sweet almond, or EO serum (a mixture of oils). This has really helped me keep my hair, particularly the ends, moisturized.
And, fun little coincidence, I grew up in Ketchikan, AK from age 4-10; average rainfall is something like 13 feet. Moving to dry Colorado was a big shock to my hair!
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
CG since 12/29/2011