It soulds like you need to impart more moisture into your hair routine. I did not read anywhere that you were doing reguarly deep conditioning treatments with heat. Try Giovanni Smooth as Silk deep mositure conditioner with some oils and 30min-1hr under the dryer to see if that will help you. Be careful with the restructuring conditioner, those tend to be protein based. You could have a protein overload which takes weeks of deep conditioning and moisture to help. Use some suave products to condition you hair with as well. They are cheap and curly girl approved.....HHJ