That's what most of my curls look like. If I don't want them, I have to dry my hair to damp before putting in my gel, or skip gel and use mousse.

Edit to add: I like them too. I think they are cute. My hubby prefers them too

CG 4/13/2012
med-coarse texture/med density/low porosity
Clarifying: TJ TTT shampoo
Cowash: VO5 clarifying kiwi lime, Suave daily clarifying
RO: SN or Tresemme naturals, TJ TTT
LI: SN or VO5
Styling: Gels - HESMU, AAV; John Frieda & HETT mousse; TIGI Curl Booster, FX Curl Booster * Fan of plopping & diffusing