I had been growing out my hair for about a year and a half with a few trims in between, and I was really liking the longer, looser spirals I was getting. Even the back of my hair was curling, which it never did short. I think my hair was probably a little past APL? Anyway, I had some split ends, so I really needed a haircut, and I wanted to try out a new style. Well, I came out of the salon with it back to shoulder length I really, really like the woman who cut it, though, and people say it fits my face a lot better than long hair, so I'm not upset...but I have no idea how to style this. I thought that my shorter hair would perk up into even curlier curls, but now it's just....fluffy? It went from 2c back to 2a. I do like making the tousled/messy look, but does anyone have any advice for styling shorter hair? Thank you!!!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12

Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing