I am a total newbie and have been struggling with this same issue. I've tried putting a small amount of olive oil on my hands, rubbing them together, then smoothing it light over the top of my dry hair. This gives a something the shine and fly-away taming that I used to get from serums.
2 (from straight to spirals)-M/C- iii

conditioners for washing, moisturizing and/or leaving in - Suave Naturals Aloe & Waterlily, Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing

products in rotation - Herbal Essences Set Me Up, Herbal Essences Totally Twisted, KY Jelly, KCCC, Eco Styler, Aloe Vera Gel