I am still wading through the millions of products after straightening my whole life. Suggestions?

In the morning after I diffuse my hair is ok. I don't love it but it's alright. By late afternoon I have straight sections, tons of frizz, and zero volume. Mousses have made my hair even dryer.  I've been silicone, paraben, and sulfate free for a few months now and it doesn't seem to be getting better. Any suggestions are appreciated. In the picture I've used: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, Beautiful Curls Leave-in, Eco Styler Olive Oil, and LA Looks Sport. 

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Your hair is so beautiful!!! I'm not sure why your username is "hairamess." It looks good to me. Anyways, the products you're using are all good products, so if your hair isn't doing what you want it to, it's probably how you treat your hair after the shower and at night. Does your hair get stretched out easily when you put it in something like a scrunchy? If it doesn't, I recommend putting your hair in a pineapple at night which is basically a loose ponytail on the top of your head to prevent flat roots, and to preserve curl pattern and clumping overnight. You should also do this if your letting your hair air dry. If it does get stretched out, I'd try plopping, which is basically a more complicated version of wrapping your hair in a shirt. You should probably look up a youtube tutorial if you want to try it. A lot of people do this to remove excess moisture when drying your hair, but I find it preserves my hair well overnight (even though it always falls off). Also, after you've conditioned and stuff, you might want to try out what I'm gonna call the "wavy girl method," which is very helpful for volume, and it basically involves flipping your head upside-down while washing out your conditioner, and then not raking through your hair at all after that and scrunching in all your product. Scrunch with your hands for like 5 minutes, and then scrunch with a shirt. Also, in your thing you mentioned that mousses made your hair "dryer," as if it was already dry. Is your hair dry? What is your porosity, and do you deep condition? Thanks!