This might help you...since your hair is really dry your process might need to be more detailed, but this is how I moisturize my hair:

How to Define Your Hair (NaturalRemedy) - YouTube

I'd skip the gel part for now, depending on how your hair feels/holds up. But it's up to you.
Mostly 3c and lovin' my curls

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