I would start with finding a protein free conditioner. You may need some protein but may be getting too much at the moment.

And determine your hair's properties: http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly%20hair%20basics.htm

Knowing your hair properties will help you select products more successfully.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.