i agree with the long layers, they will help. and i agree with not thinning out your hair, it will make it worse.

have you tried sealing after you apply your products? either oils or emollient butters??
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: [I] curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
sealants - jane carter nourish & shine