I just spent a weekend in South Carolina and my straightened hair was bigger than my mom's perm an hour after I did it.

Hahahaha... oh yes, SC is hell on hair.

I like to use Proclaim Aloe Gel, then Aussie Tizz No Frizz and occasionally a very small amount of Herbal Essences Humidity Defying Gel. I don't get the wet hair look from this at all [I hate that too]. Just go heavy on the Proclaim, lgith to medium with the Aussie, and only a dab of the HE mixed into the Aussie.
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

pwd: hair

~a wave in a sea of curls