sounds as if your hair is seriously dry. i bet it will be all curly after deep conditioning with heat, protein treatments and a haircut/trim putting LONG layers into it.

what products do you use currently? do you know your hair's properties?
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine