It could be any or all of the above. My hair HATES mineral and castor oils. Causes big issues for me--hair looks dry and greasy at the same time. Usually, when I use an ingredient my hair doesn't like, coco b just doesn't seem to remove it. I have to use something stronger.
I used to do a sulfate shampoo once a year--just because I thought it wasn't a bad idea. I stopped doing that, but had to do it about two months ago. I did a gelatine PT two weeks in a row and had used the SM Smoothie a few times (in the previous months.) My hair looked bad. Don't know if it was just TOO much. I have gelatine in my okra gel--1 envelope to 4 cups gel, rather then 1 envelope to 1/4-1/3 cup water. While I use really rich products, the SM Orange & Hibiscus products were just too heavy for me. I thought cleansing with soap bars removed it--but maybe not.
I get my hair cut every six weeks, so can't relate to that. I do think that a cleanse with a stronger surfactant is in order, a trim--and stay away from mineral oil. The cleanse can't hurt. A cut will shape, redo your layers and get rid of some damage (if you have it.)
Then, you can start working with products to help with the weather. Weather in most places is getting better. Dewpoints are becoming "ideal." If anything, you hair should be "growing," not drooping.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me