i don't know anything about the products you are using, so cannot offer any comments on them. i will say that while some curlies have coarse hair, most do not. most have fine hair, a lot have medium, few coarse. not to say you don't, just that your analysis might be off. it might be medium-coarse?

look at the low porosity forum for some extra advice. if you think your hair is damaged, then a cut is a good idea.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine