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, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
Treatments: Komaza protein, Komaza Matani, coconut oil with sugar syrup. Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots curl creme, Rockin RInglets
Experimenting with: Mega-Tek, Curl Harmony reviver, Elvive Full Restore 5.