Hey all, just wanted to ask if any of you also struggle with losing some of your curl formation after you SOTC. Here's a pic of my hair before I SOTC, but always after I SOTC I lose some of the bounciness and strength of my curls. Does anyone else struggle with this? Any suggestions?

By the way, I usually just SOTC with my hands. If I shower later in the day and go to sleep before I SOTC, then I kinda SOTC/revive my curls with water and condish on my hands. I am a mixture of fine/medium 2c/3a curls, I think.
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CG since March 2011

Cleanser: DevaCurl No-Poo
Rinse-out/Leave-in: Trader Joe's Tea Tree condish, GVP conditioning balm
Gel: Ecostyler Gel, BRHG