Baking soda is drying and damaging to skin and hair, if you want to raise the cuticle without drying use heat (cap, steamer).
Oils and butters are not moisturising (add or increase water) they are sealants/ occlusives/ anti humectants.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics