First thing you need to do is identify your hair properties. Here's a link to help Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free It's the best way to choose ingredients.

Mixed Chicks li has Amodimethicone and Emulsifying Wax as the third and forth ingredients. May be causing build up for you, especially if you're not using something to remove them.

Do you have a cut with appropriate layers?? That helps to lighten things up--helps the curls to stay in place once they are "set." If your hair is fine and damaged, you may need to add a lot more protein into your regime (and depending on your hair, counter with moisture) to strengthen your curl pattern and maintain the curl.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix