Got it in my head today to just wash my hair, condition, and see where my shrinkage is happening... and get a feel for the state of my hair with my current length. I didn't tie it down too much (just parted it down the middle and washed/conditioned each side). I detangled with the tangle teezer as quickly as possible (hopefully not too much matting under there). and afterwards, took down each side and watched the shrinkage and poofing, as well as check my patterns. First pic is where I started, second is just washed/loaded with leave-in and tied on either side. Third is close up pic of one side, as is the fourth. The last is my sad attempt to keep it somewhat stretched and in one direction, but I ended up taking out the hair tie and pulling it gently back anyways.
My hair: thick, medium/coarse, high porosity in the crown naturally, normal porosity everywhere else.
Poo: Any sulfate free or low sulfate poo
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Camille Rose Moisture Milk
DC: Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea DC
Stylers: Xtreme Wetline gel
Moisturizer: Oyin Hair Dew/watered down CR Moisture Milk
Sealant: Oyin pomades or JC Nourish and Shine