The reason I won't cut more layers into my hair is because I need my hair to be able to be pulled back. I'm an equestrian and also play in a wedding quartet- can't have those curls popping in front of my music!! I do think that I'll just have to stick with my definition and pineappleing at night. At least my night pineapples give me a BIT more lift than normal.

Thanks for making me feel like I wasn't a weird freak! My hair is very sensitive. I'll take all of your suggestions in mind!
3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
Embracing my curls.