I have a similar issue: when I am in the water it is super fluffy, and when I get out, it immediately starts to loc. Like, serious dreadlocks. I love dreadlocks, but I don't think they are a good style for me. I have found 2 things that help me. First, I French braid my hair, usually in 2 really tight braids. You look like you have silky smooth hair, so you might try using some of the extra-grippy hairties to tie them up with. It works much better to keep everything in place than a ponytail or bun. Also, I keep conditioner with me, and anytime I will be out of the water for a long time I rinse off in the beach showers, finger-detangle, and take on a bunch of conditioner. That usually helps it not get set in locks and tangles.hope that helps!
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3b, thick, angled bob, coarse, low(ish) porosity.
Poo (when I get buildup): Bumble&Bumble Curly Shampoo
Lo-poo: L'Oreal EverCurl Cleansing Conditioner
LI: Aveda Be Curly Prep
Stylin': Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer for a natural full-bodied look, SheaMoisture Smoothie for finger curls.