What are your hair properties, dew points/ humidity and full routine?
Waist length hair is always going to be pulled out unless you support more of the weight whilst it is drying, some pile their hair into a hoodie or use Curly Hair Solutions roller jaw clamps. Why are you scrunching out the crunch when your hair is not fully dry? Leave it as long as possible, way after you think it is bone dry if you can.
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Ingredients that can help boost curl include coconut oil, honey, hydrolysed protein and magnesium sulphate (epsom salts). Coconut oil is particularly good for porous or damaged hair, hydrolysed protein especially good for fine or damaged hair. Too many humectants in your conditioner and stylers can cause hair to hold too much water and flop. IMO the right leave in conditioner is as or more important than a hard hold styling product for curl shape and retention.
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.
CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics