Prior to wearing my hair curly all the time I tried the so-called "curl activator" gels (main ingredient: propylene glycol) thinking they would make my hair curlier but it was the total opposite, although they left my hair very soft I barely had any waves in it so maybe you can give one them a try. You can find them at the ethnic hair section of any drug, supermarket or department store.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC