Itdeforrest, hmm! Interesting. Have u considered using Flax seed gel (FSG)? There are various recipes online but one uses a ratio of 4 tbsp FS to 2 cups water. You can add ie 1 tbsp jojoba oil to it. Looks like you may need to "seal" hair with an oil to prevent the moisture from leaving your hair. Good sealants include jojoba, sweet almond, sawflower and grapeseed oil. Maybe you should experiment with applying this on top of whatever you are now using to see if it makes a difference.