Oh my gosh I am experiencing the same exact thing. My hair is colored and I'm not going to lie I've been abusing my hair but I've never experienced dryness like this before and I've been natural for about 3 years. Any who I have realize that I have been on a protien-over-kill not even realizing it untill I saw a video on youtube about proteins being in hair products I use on a daily basis. So I made this concoction with a deep conditioner I bought by Beautiful Textures called Rapid Repair. I mixed it with some shea and mango butter and slept with it on my wet hair. So far my hair feels soft and moisturized, tho I didn't rinse it out. It states that it can be used as a leave in so I'm loving the results so far. I hope this helps.