I noticed from your earlier post that you have been CG for about 2 weeks; some of the "foreign" feeling you're describing could just be your hair still adjusting to the no sulfate, no silicone routine. It took my hair about 4 weeks to adjust and not feel weird. One other thing I've learned about my own hair, is that to keep the top part from getting flat, I have to have layers to give the volume and shape I want - just something else to consider if you struggle with that like I do. I would suggest that you keep experimenting with some of the ideas mentioned above, and don't give up - I'm beginning to realize this is a journey, with some bumps in the road, but the end result will be worth it!
BTW, you have beautiful curls
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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
My favorite brands are Curl Junkie, Darcy's Botanicals, As I Am, Curly Kinks and Shea Moisture. Also love sealing with oil and styling with jelly products.
CG since 12/29/2011