Kinky curly curling custard tends to have an elongating effect. Not much, but I notice my hair is roughly an inch longer with it as opposed to other gels. I still have good bounce though. And makes my hair look healthier and feel softer than anything else I've tried yet.
When you style, you could try scrunching less or raking your products in and then not scrunching at all.
Oh, you should research how to combat curl shrinkage. I'm sure there are plenty of threads on that around here.
3A / C - HP - ME - HD (Coarse - Highly Porous - Medium Elasticity - High Density)
CG since Nov. 2012.
Poos: SM Moisture Retention or Yucca Baobab (1x a wk), TJ Tea Tree Tingle (to clarify as needed)
Condish: TJ Tea Tree Tingle*, SM Restorative*, Curl & Shine, + Yucca Baobab, Tresemme Naturals*
Stylers: KCKT + KCCC**, FSG*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Experimenting w/ Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba or grapeseed oil or smoothie*
* = HG