Mrstrent--- I agree with you. I have been natural for about 2 years and I am a 3c/4a too. I am looking for a product that helps keep my curls moisturized and bouncy. I have used Miss Jessies products in the past and they are ok but leave a build up on my hair and my hair is sooo stiff. Lately I have been using Carols Daughter and I really like it. It doesnt really help with the shrinkage but at least my hair is still soft and it moves. Any suggestions??