Dry Dry Hair, Need moisture

Hi everyone! So I'm about one week into the Curly Girl Method and I am LOVING it so far. Unfortunately, I can tell that my hair is pretty damaged from all the straightening I used to do. It just feels "dry", and kind of rough. Not necessarily frizzy though. I was wondering if you had any suggestions how to really add moisture/sheen? My hair just looks very "flat". Thank you all!
Welcome! Your hair likely needs conditioning and patch repairing not simply moisture (= water).

Proven beneficial ingredients for damaged hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol. You might also like film forming type stylers such as flaxseed or okra gels.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Try a pre-poo with coconut oil. Also deep condition once per week!
3B. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera

Leave-in: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench Moisture Intensive OR a baptism rinse.
Gel: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity
Re-moisturising/refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals conditioner

UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Growing my hair out Rapunzel-style
Thank you both! Excited to go shopping today!!
I've had success with the grrenhouse effect. Basically deep conditioning overnight with a plastic cao and the heat from your head creates moisture. I deep condition a lot...4-5 times a week.

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I second deep conditioning! Deep condition the crap outta that hair! I'd use it to replace my rinse out for the first week. Be sure to also use a good leave in conditioner if you don't do that already. I had a lot of dry hair from straightening, and it took about 3 months of working with deep conditioners and protein treatments to get my hair feeling healthy again.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever Conditioner/ Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, JC Too Shea, Aussie Moist
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
STYLER: Ouidad Climate Control, KCCC, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly, JC Rockin' Ringlets
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquats, parabens

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