Oh my. You've presented a challenge.
I do think you're probably wise to lay off the proteins -- with coarse hair, you're less likely to need it.
I would have thought that either the Suave or the LPVNG would have given you good clumps. But they haven't, so let's dig deeper.
What is your routine? How are you washing, drying, and styling your hair? Are you CG?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein!
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS:
Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG
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