my hair is dense and carpet-y too! I didn't know anyone else described their hair that way.

+1 on Eco
have you tried gels yet? a leave-in then Eco Styler (Olive or Yellow) might give a different look? I also mix the gel with condtioner and olive oil in a Glad storage container for a less crunchity outcome.

I used to just leave in a cheapie condish +oil when my hair was shorter. I sorta rolled w/ my rug-yness. Looking back I wish i'd been more adventurous and tried a few styling products.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau

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