How do you get your hair to "lay down?"

So I stared CG about 8 days ago and I'm hoping someone will understand what I'm talking about and be able to help... (sorry, I'll try get some pictures up soon).

So my hair is 3b everywhere but the front bang area where it's more 2c-ish. My problem is that when my hair is curly I have a LOT of volume and get that triangle of curls around my head. I've seen some pictures of other curlies and the hair seems to "lay down" more where it's closer to the head and looks to be better behaved. I guess I want to weigh my hair down so that it will lose that triangle effect. Does anyone know how to do this? Is there some magical trick?
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gel: Garnier Fructis or LA Looks

3a-3b - high porosity
The best way to alleviate "triangle or pyramid" hair is layers.
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Yes get layers cut, and also use a heavier conditioner or creme styler on your wet hair. My hair can get flat when I use creme stylers on wet hair. Just after it dries I try to fluff it out but the root still stays pretty close to my head.
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The best way to alleviate "triangle or pyramid" hair is layers.
Originally Posted by kathymack
I actually have layers and I was thinking that was part of the problem. I have hair that when it is straight it is right at my shoulders and when it's curly it's just a little longer than chin length. The shortest layer when it is curly is at the top of my cheek bones and that is where it starts to poof out.

I'll definitely try a heavier conditioner or perhaps putting in more conditioner as a leave-in. I was scared to use too much and overcondition.
cowash: Tresemme Naturals
rinse out: Garnier Triple Nutrition
Leave in: Suave naturals, whichever scent I'm into at the moment
gel: Garnier Fructis or LA Looks

3a-3b - high porosity
So I put in a lot more leave-in conditioner tonight than I normally do and it definitely helped! My hair clumped more and it is much calmer and not poofy like it normally is. Thank you for the help!!
cowash: Tresemme Naturals
rinse out: Garnier Triple Nutrition
Leave in: Suave naturals, whichever scent I'm into at the moment
gel: Garnier Fructis or LA Looks

3a-3b - high porosity
I used to have that problem, too. Just condition your hair when it's wet as much as you can JillH410 to get rid of that problem, the more the better (at least for my hair). If you start noticing that your hair is getting heavier you can always use less conditioner.
-3b, high porosity, medium/fine texture (I guess).
-CG-ing since 29/9/2008 (on and off)
-lifeless, limp curls that need all sorts of protein in the universe.
Some layering would probably help but also it can be helpful to kind of twist those troublesome areas when you put on the gel or whatever. Before I got the length I wanted, I had to twirl some sections with my finger and lots of angell.

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I usually apply my leave in conditioner in the shower while my hair is still wet, then I let air dry with touching it. It really does help

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