I have this problem, too I had been trying to grow my hair layers out, but the longer they got, the flatter my hair looked. I went ahead & cut some layers into it about a month ago, & it's done wonders for me

I also use Abba Weightless Gel every single day just in the top/front area (like medusahair does). I don't use clips, but I do slide my fingers against my scalp & hold the hair away from the scalp, & diffuse while slightly pulling the hair up (if this makes ANY sense at all), then I do like LavendarCurls with my bangs!!

I've been trying to grow out my old highlights (yikes - what a sight that is!!), & by cutting the layers again, it's getting those out quicker, plus with my long face, I need my hair to be fuller, esp at the sides.
Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density

Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!