How do you temporarily retexturize?

I'd like to hear ways in which the Naturally Curly community changes up their curl pattern/texture temporarily. I gave up my flatiron several months ago after frequent use for years, and am looking to experiment with healthier ways I can use to occasionally change up my hair and loosen my curls! I'm a 3a/b and a lot of things I've tried (i.e. wet wrapping and blow drying w/ straightening product) take the definition out of my curl, but I end up looking like I stuck my finger in a socket. What have you tried that has worked? Curlers, products, certain techniques? Thanks!
3a w/ 3b underlayers
Low-normal porosity, regular-coarse
Recovering from TE
Products: Suave Naturals (co-wash), Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, Fast Food (leave in), SM Curl Milk, Devacurl Light Defining Gel, coconut oil
(Product use varies according to weather, time constraints, and desired look )
I think on the Deva site if you go to the clipping tutorials they show one where they attach the clips to the bottom of the curls... basically to give them weight and stretch them out. I haven't tried this but maybe it's worth looking into?

Otherwise maybe braiding while wet or damp?
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
I think had a post about this a looong time ago... I did some rag curls on my 3A hair and I actually loved the results. I smoothed each section with a little water and conditioner before wrapping in the rag. Left it wrapped overnight. I considered getting curlformers, those have great reviews but I can't justify the expense. Also, if I bun my damp hair on top of my head, it will dry mostly wavy and voluminous but it is a hit or miss. Plus, it takes a few days to dry. But you know, if I do want straight hair I just go at it with a round brush and the blow dryer. I use the flat iron on stubborn bits. I just make it up to my hair by giving it a little extra TLC afterwards
2C-3A MBL layered
Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.

Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
Style: AG reCoil, LALSG

Occasionally I'll do pin curls. They're versatile depending on how you set them, cut down on my frizz, and can be gently separated into waves the next day if you want another change.
3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
L I: KCKT, gvpcb
Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse

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