I didn't vote because I couldn't choose between BB Styling Butter Cream
and Curls Milkshake
they are the 2 styling products I use the most. I love them both and use on different days.
The BB I use on very wet hair after wash as a moisturizer and curl definer. If I'm working with a poofy part of my hair, I add a drugstore gel or Curl Keeper
(from Curly Hair Solutions). I smooth in product with fingers over small sections of hair.
On day 2+ after washing, I use Curls Milkshake
on almost dry/barely wet hair to re-form & de-frizz without much shrinkage and without that super-long drying time. I can rub this in bunches of hair. Not much poof control, but I like volume. You can probably use more and smooth into smaller sections for less poof.
Here are some other products I use or have used that reduce volume/poof, give strong definition, and don't cause too much shrinkage:
Kinky Curly Curling custard
- no silicons or stuff that builds up.
Tigi Control Freak Serum - contains one silicone
Curlisto Control II (mixed with another leave-in such as Curlisto Structure or Ouidad Botanical Boost) - contains one silicone and doesn't work well with oil-based products.