I think you want to do a deep conditioning at least once a week and use a good leave-in conditioner with water and emollients. The tighter your curl, I believe, the more important it is to seal your other products with some kind of butter or oil. You can clip it up as it dries, and/or use a diffuser on cool (works best if you lean over it, get your hair up in it, then turn it on and hold it for a few minutes, and then turn it off before moving it). You can play around with mousse, hair spray, and root lifters. But someone please correct me if I don't know what I'm talking about!
I just decided to try some of these guys--they look really good:
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