How am I supposed to know what my hair needs? More protein / more moisture, etc ?

Also what would be some signs that sulfates are bad for my hair? I'd rather figure that out before I spend extra money just to try something new.
Originally Posted by goldilocks036
Sulfates are bad for curly hair in general. Read why here:

Basically to sum up what's in there, sulfates strip your hair of it's natural oils. When that happens, curlies often turn to silicone loaded products because silicones coat the hair shaft and make the layers of the hair cuticle lay flat. It's a quick fix for a big problem. The silicones seal your hair and prevent moisture that it very badly needs from getting in and keep the harsh detergents (sulfates) in where they can cause long term damage like drying and brittleness. A lot of us on this forum follow a method of hair care that involves cutting out sulfates and silicones called the Curly Girl (CG) method

Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!