I also have 2a waves; my hair is baby fine too, so it gets weighed down really easily. I find that even water will pull out my wave. I do need some sort of product or my hair just looks "messy". I can actually do my hair 3 different ways and get 3 very different looks. I guess that's the joy of being such a loose wavy??
The only way I can get consistent wave is if I diffuse. Have you tried diffusing? Also, do you know if your hair is fine, med or coarse? That will help you figure out if your hair can tolerate/needs more protein.
Low poo: Deva low-poo
Condish: Deva one c
LI: none or SM volumizing
Products: Marc Anthony beach spray, Deva b'leave'in, Deva foam, Deva spray gel, CK in the spring/summer
SOTC: Tweek or Deva Set Up & Above
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch : )
Add NPF to my condish or b'leave'in and LOVE gelatin protein treatment!
My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Loving Deva products right now.