I know what you're talking about… You might try pineappling a little bit further away from your scalp. With my texture and density, I wrap my scrunchie around my hair two times. That doesn't seem to leave a dent.

Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly