Learning to get to know your hair is a long process. This is why it’s called a Natural Hair Journey.
Quick side note: After using a certain product for a while, your hair gets used to it, causing your hair to not react to it the same way. I suggest clarifying your hair. If clarifying doesn’t work then try something new. Doesn’t mean go out and be a product junkie again! Just buy something to replace the product that’s not working for you anymore and test it out.