have you tried sealing your hair with an oil after you wash? that helps me as well with dryness n stuff. i got a massive collection of oils and just routate depending on my mood or what i think my hair feels like. i do this every time my hair gets wet. washing, shower, pool etc.

my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.