Oil scalp, fine, dry curly hair?

I have rather fine 3A hair that tends to be a bit dry and frizzy, with an oily scalp. I also work out many mornings a week. I can't seem to find a set of products that works for my hair, or a washing schedule that addresses the opposite needs of my hair and my scalp. I've tried the whole no poo, Deva Curl thing, which works ok in the winter, but not in the summer when it's hot and humid. I'm doing my best to not wash it every day, I've tried doing the lavender mist scalp treatment thing, leaving conditioner in, leaving some in and washing some out, various Deva Curl products, etc. Long story short--Deva Curl does not work on me. Can anyone suggest a product range that can treat my oily scalp and my dry, frizzy hair without leaving my curls totally crunchy and gross looking? 

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If you want to wash every day, then wash every day! Try giving Giovanni brand a try (I'm a fan of the Tea Tree Shampoo, the Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner, & the Direct Leave-In). It can be found at Target, Walmart, & Amazon.com, but I also found it at Marshall's the other day. I'm also a fan of the Shea Moisture brand(specifically the Monoi & Noni line, but there are others); this one also can be found at Target & Amazon.com. Regardless of what brand you try, when you wash/condition, make sure you rinse out thoroughly at the roots. Then follow up with a leave-in conditioner, this time, avoiding the roots & focusing more on the hair shaft & ends. Don't go overboard with the leave-in, use the minimum amount required to lightly coat your hair. If you comb a lock & product comes off on your comb, you've used to much. If you use too much by accident & your hair is stiff when dry, give it a gentle scrunching (work in small sections to minimize frizz), which should break up the dried product film.In the evenings, use your natural oils to your advantage & give yourself a scalp massage. You also might want to consider doing a deep conditioning treatment once a week/twice a month.