It sounds like your hair got pretty damaged... How long has it been since you started CG this time? My advice would just be to baby it as much as possible, and hope it springs back, plus experimenting with the protein/moisture balance. Having that way out of whack can do some crazy stuff to hair! At least you know your curls are still there when its wet though, so there's going to be a way for them to look just as good dry! Oh and if you try experiencing with different techniques, that could make a world of difference. Sometimes technique matters just as much as product! HTH!