I am finally trying to wear my hair down instead of in a ponytail. Help find products please?

I have 3B hair and for most of my life, I have worn my hair in a ponytail except for straightening my layered hair everyday my sophomore year of high school. The problem is that my hair dries out really fast and doesn't hold any moisture after having it down 10 minutes so I always end up putting it in a ponytail. I know it is probably because the natural oils in my hair are not getting down to the ends, but I feel like I can't go out if my hair is literally a giant mess. I am in college which means I don't have the money to buy the expensive stuff so I need stuff I can find at a typical grocery store. The store I go to has a small assortment of curly hair products which I always try to get from but I guess I use the wrong combinations for my hair. I am willing to spend a little more if it means having healthy hair. I really need help. Curl Pattern: 3BPorosity: HighDensity: HighWidth: CoarseLength: Medium (shoulder to bra strap)I currently co-wash with L'Oreal Power Moisture, shampoo once a week with L'Oreal Smooth Intense, and use L'Oreal Curve It Curl Taming Cream and the Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum.Also any hair cut/styling tips? :D

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I'm not familiar with those products. But Shea Moisture is a good product for curls. And if you're having trouble with having moisturized hair you should deep condition and try the LOC method (Liquid, Oil, Cream). I tried this for a couple weeks this winter and it worked perfectly on my braid outs!  I have the same problem and cannot rock a perfect wash n go because my hair gets so dry. So I'm trying to nurse it back to health by switching my products.
If you like L'Oreal then you should check out L'Oreal's EverCurl line. I know a lot of curlies who love that, especially the cleansing conditioner:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/97...
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I would definitely say that you need to deep condition often. I recommend a DIY Deep Conditioner containing honey (this is a natural humectant which helps attract moist to your hair and lock it in, preventing frizz and dryness) or Aussie 3 minute miracle moist. Also, you may need to use an oil in your regimen preferably, jojoba oil, coconut oil, avocado oil or sweet almond oil :) Hope this helps and if you need a full DIY Deep Conditioner recipe I can provide that for you.