You say you know your hair properties. Can you list them for us so we can better understand your problem? I'm guessing that you have high porosity, based on the chronic dryness when your hair is out of water, but I could be wrong.
If it is high porosity, you'll need to find a better sealant and possibly moisturizer. What have you been using? A lot of high-po's use both leave-in and an additional sealing layer (often oil) to keep in the moisture.
In addition, please do tell us your product routine....
Hair Type: 3c, Med-High Density, Low Porosity
CG since '09
Low Poo: KC Come Clean
Condish: AOHR, TN (Avocado), TJ Balancing Moisture
Leave in: GDL, KBB
Curl Lotion/Gel: CHS/CK
Others: CJ Curl Rehab, Jojoba Oil
Last edited by Sandi; 01-08-2013 at 10:17 PM.