Yeah, that's my problem. I soak my hair in leave-in conditioner and gel, and it still turns out poofy! I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

For reference, this is my hair on a "small" day:

And this is what my hair looks like wet:
Originally Posted by curlicarly
your hair seems full of volume, beautiful!
CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.