Make my hair healthy again!

In short, I don't know what happened to my hair. I have been obsessed with my curls for over 10 years and know all about the ins and outs of proper curl care. It seems like a foggy memory when my curls were a healthy, thick 3A (my natural hair type). Sometime last year, I kind of fell off my routine. I very rarely use heat tools - heat damaged isn't the problem. It's more of not using quality products (no product snob here - just using the wrong conditioner for my type), and I think I have worn my hair up everyday for over a year - and yes, that was hard to admit! lol Anyway, I my hair is so damaged and dry now it seems to be a 3c. It has thinned out and is breaking off, the frizz is out of control, and my curls are definitely tighter than they naturally are (which I know is a symptom of dryness).Other then a serious hair cut, I need some help! As someone who knows so much about curly hair, it is honestly embarrassing I have let my hair get this way. Tell me I'm not alone. Tell me someone has been here too! lol I know all about at home masks (avocado, eggs), no heat styling, etc. But my hair is so beyond that. Please recommend the best conditioners, masks, leave in, anything you can think of!Thanks so much!Kelly

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I just took a deep breath because I know it's gonna take me forever to answer this question because i care about hair so much AAANNNNDDD because i'm a perfectionist! I feel very lazy for doing this but I'm gonna copy and paste a regimen I set up to answer a question of this lady that had type 3 curls and super dry damaged hair like yours (not to be rude!). She didn't know what to do and didn't know what regimen to follow so I ''invented" or "prescribed" one just for her! and you! I didn't forget about you! don't worry!S H A M P O O: D I Y Bentonite Clay Mix (bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, and aloe vera juice. These are all squeeky-cleaning ingredients that lay your cuticles flat leaving your hair smooth and silky!) Store Bought-SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-WashD E E P C O N D I T I O N E R: D I Y Banana-Colada Deep Conditiona (coconut milk, olive oil, avocado oil, banana. Super moisturizing penetrating ingredients that nourish hair with minerals, vitamins, and the nutrients your hair needs!) Store Bought-Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner(available mostly online. I tried to find a deep conditioner for about 2 hours that has mostly natural ingredients & sold in stores but i couldn't find that match. It was either one or the other. Not both. Sowwy!)M O I S T U R I Z E R: D I Y Ucuuba Butter Moisturizer(ucuuba butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, aloe vera gel. The first 4 ingredients are scientifically proven to actually penetrate into the hair shaft leaving your hair INCREDIBLY soft, shiny, and TRULY moisturized.) Store Bought-(THEE EVER SO FAMOUS) SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie (this stuff leaves my curls SUPER FUPER silky-soft, chiseled-defined and has a brilliant shine!)G E L//D E T A N G L E R//C U T I C L E-S E A L E R- DIY Slippidy-Slidey Detangler (flaxseeds, marshmallow root, slippery elm, aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, essential oils. These ingredients are all slippery detangling ingredients that will let you glide through your hair! The flaxseed-bolied gel sculpts your curls leaving them sharply waved! With the added apple cider vinegar and aloe vera juice, this leave-in will seal all that moisturizing good stuff you just put on your hair and will tightly close your cuticles! Well, here's an awesome regimen! The DIY moisturizer and deep conditioner have not actually been put into measurements! Just ingredients that i know are uber moisturizing and high in vitamins and good.. things so I put them together. You can put the measurements up by yourself and tweak them as you go. Don't worry, I know my hair ingredient schtuff; for i am a HAIR-SCIENTIST! The gel/detangler/sealer is actually a recipe I put together(using other people's measurements only. not the idea of those specific ingredients together. props, though.) that I actually put up in the recipe section! Check it out! There you go, you troubled-hair adult!- Rahmat The Hair Obsessed 12 Year Old