I'll try the Epsom salts and if that fails, I'll try the cones. Would I just rinse with the epsom salts? Washing my hair like that seems like a lot of work.

And there hasn't been an increase in stress in my life in the past year, I would say more of a decrease in stress. The only major change was me moving to college, and switching to soft water. Since my move, I've been dealing with problematic hair that curls best when I shower at home. And I'm only 20, so I haven't really hit menopause yet, I've got a few years, haha.