I have the same hair type and issue. This is just a suggestion but it may help: after each and deep condition, part hair into sections, use carol's daughter " marguerite's hair magic" on each section and plait. Once it dries, unplait and apply Qhemet's burdock root hair oil to each section. I hope this helps!! Not all hair moisturizers are created equal so you need to find a brand that works for you.