I am a newbie here and I just started using these Jessicurl products over the last few days: Hair Cleansing Cream, Aloeba Conditioner, Too Shea, and Rockin' Ringlets. I need some help!

Before this, I was using Aveda Sap Moss shampoo and conditioner, and the Confixor gel. I think the Confixor has a cone in it, and all three have protein in them. I suspected that I might be sensitive to the protein, as my hair--especially the canopy--seemed a bit straw-like. However, I was getting some nice chunky spiraly curls near my face and under the canopy.

So, the last few days I've been experimenting with the Jessicurl products. Here is what I'm finding:

- My hair is not making the same nice, chunky spirals that it was with the Aveda products. It is "wavy" not "curly." And the pieces are smaller, if you know what I mean. Today I have a couple of thin pieces near my face that are driving me crazy.

- When wet, my hair is not getting the nice slippery feeling and detangling with the Jessicurl.

- My hair looks "wet" after air-drying, even after scrunching out the crunch.

- On the plus side, my canopy looks more like a part of the rest of my hair.

Does this mean that the Jessicurl products are not right for me?

Should I give it more time?

Should I go back to the Aveda?

Any suggestions for products without protein that might work better for me?

Thanks for your help! (My hair is shoulder-length, probably 2b-3A.)