I'd suggest trying Biosilk Rock hard gel. It has a super hard hold, but has soft feel once you SOTC.
Alma is a mud like treatment sort of like henna treatments. It is often found in Indian grocery stores. Alma is used to enhance curls. Here is Ekleckta's thread on it. She had great results. Also look on hennaforhair.com for info.
My Amla came today!
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers