I've read here (a CurlChemist article, for starters) that cones act as an anti-humectant. So even though I am planning on using my cones year-round, I wonder if they are the most helpful when the dewpoints are lower.
I am just like you in that I really like products with the 'milder' cones in them, such as a-cone and bis-aminopropyl dimethicone. I live in a dry climate and my hair has been much happier since I ditched the pure CG routine and carefully introduced some of these cones. Some products that I use and like that fit into this category:
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream (has a-cone)
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner (bis-aminopropyl dimethicone) Sometimes my hair loves this, other times not so much but it is a good solid condish.
Pantene has discontinued some other products that I like (Their Time Renewal Mask is a great leave-in as well, but alas, has been discontinued). It is mostly made up of the bis-cone. Also their Deep Fortifying Treatment was good. (also discontinued)
Last night I just bought Pantene's new Curls "Dry to Moisturized" conditioner and will be trying it tomorrow! The ingredients look good and I have high hopes.
Good luck and keep us posted on what works for you!
2C/3A, fine texture, high porosity, medium-low density
For me, desert climate+porous hair+CG=inconsistent results!