Why has my hair been soo dry lately?

dhake723dhake723 Registered Users Posts: 19
I have been switching between CG / modified CG for about 6 months now. When I first started my hair was super shiny and soft. Now, it is very dry and brittle. I have gotten it highlighted twice within the past 8 months or so, but I normally don't notice dryness after the highlights so I'm not sure if that is causing it.

I will list the products that I use and their ingredients below. If anyone has any idea what is causing the dryness.. I would love some advice!!!

Sometimes I wash with this sulfate-free shampoo:
[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky Curly Come Clean[/buylink]:Purified water, organic mandarin orange fruit, organic marigold flower, organic white willow bark, organic sea kelp, c14-16 olefin, sulfonate and cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut derived), citric acid, sea salt, phenoxyethanol, natural fragrance.

I Co-wash with:
Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze:Water (Aqua); Cetyl Alcohol; Cetrimonium Chloride; Fragrance (Parfum); Potassium Chloride; Distearyldimonium Chloride; Disodium EDTA; 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol; Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate); Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone; Sorbitol; Algae (Algae) Extract; FD&C Yellow No. 5 (Cl 19140); FD&C Green No. 3 (Cl 42053)

Conditioner:
Elucence [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Moisture Balancing Conditioner[/buylink]: Panax Ginseng root extract, cetraria islandia (Irish Moss) extract, saccharomyces cerevisiea (Brewer's Yeast) extract, Gingko Biloba extract, pimpinella anisum (Anise) fruit extract, prunis persica (Peach) extract in purified water, hexadecanol, stearakonium chloride, certimonium bromide, Squalane (olive oil lipid), Capric Caprillic Triglycerides (coconut fatty acids), Panthenol (pro-vitamin USP), Biotin (USP), imisazolidinyl urea, methylparaben (USP), fragrance

Style with:
[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]AG Re:coil[/buylink] -- I've been using it as a leave-in. My stylist told me today that it's not meant to be used as this. Could this cause the dryness?
water/aqua/eau, polyquaternium-55, hydroxypropyl starch, cetyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, stearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, corn starch modified, cetrimonium chloride, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, achillea millefolium extract, prunus serotina (wild cherry) bark extract, cymbopogon schoenanthus extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, sodium pca, polyquaternium-10, magnesium sulfate, silk amino acids, cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed keratin, panthenol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, tetrasodium edta, parfum/ fragrance, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.

[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper[/buylink]:
DI Water, PVP/VA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Laureth 23, Glycerin, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Polyquaternium 10.

MopTop Light Hold Gel:
Stabilized aloe barbadensis gel, methacrylic acid (and) sodiumcrylamidomethyl propane sulfonate copolymer, hypnea musciformis extract (and) gelidiela acerosa extract (and) sargassum filipendula extract (and) sorbitol, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, silk amino acids, glycerin, arnica cordifolia extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, anthemis noblis (chamomile) flower extract, spiruluna extract, polyquaternium-4, polyquaternium-10, cetrimonium chloride, panthenol, hydroxyethylcellulose, methylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, tetrasodium EDTA


Sorry I know it's a lot of stuff to look at.. I just don't know enough about certain ingredients to figure out what could be drying it out so much.

Thank you!!!!
Modified CG since 10/15/08
[fine, color treated, frizz prone]
Currently Using:
CJ Daily Fix
Aubrey Organics GPB condish
CJ Curl Fix (leave in)
CJ CIAB
MopTop Anti Frizz Gel

Loving Spritz & Condish Method:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=89299

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