To combat poof, I absolutely must use a gel, and lots of it. Are you not using any styling products? The key is to distribute it really well, scrunch it all over, and completely leave it alone while its drying. Once it's BONE DRY, flip your head over and scrunch more to break up the crunch.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip