Welcome! I thought I had straight poof until my late thirties, 'normal' techniques like brushing and towel turbans can easily stretch out waves to nothing. Even my own mother was shocked when I first went Curly Girl!

Do let us know what you mean by 'alarming results', we can help trouble shoot or suggest alternatives.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect