Depending on where you live, it could be the weather changes that are affecting your hair. I live outside of Philly and our dewpoints have really dropped.

My hair is fine/low porosity, too. Baking soda just makes it hard and dry--even if I use 1/4 t in a recipe that calls for a T! I can't use straight oil/butter, but can use them in well formulated products. The Shea M Coconut & Hibiscus line is way too heavy (I use really rich products, if you understand the difference), it just sits on my hair and needs to be washed out.

Some of the products in my signature might work for you.
Originally Posted by kathymack

i think it might be the weather changing actually. im starting to realize that now. ive been in this city for 4 years and my hair is still trying to get used to it.

shea moisture is usually all that i need in my hair but occasionally, like now, its not enough. last night i added leave in and then shea moisture but now my hair is really oily. at least its not super dry, but i need to figure out the right combination of moisture.

thanks! ill check out your products