New to the site, unsure of what my hair would be catergorized as. I think I'm a 2-something or other, but then again I'm unsure.

Also, my hair never stays put. It starts off gorgeous when it's about 90% dry. Half-way through the school day? It's like a lion's mane...and turns into a giant mound of poof (Might I add that my hair is so thick that I break about 2 regular sized hairbands a day trying to put it all into a ponytail?). I currently use gel and garnier curl cream, but apparently it's not enough. At the same time, I don't want the "crunchy curl" look either. Suggestions?

With gel, mouse and diffused (almost dry!)

Curl Cream, Some gel, air dry. Stayed like this for only 30 minutes. Gaaaah.[/img]

Unfortunatly, I do not have any pictures of what it looks like fully dry and half-way through the day. I'd rather not get my picture an 80s glam band member.
I can definitely relate--my hair behaves in much the same way! I'm still trying to find the right product/combo of products, though, so I'm not sure I can provide much help.

So far the best hair days I've had were when I used Joico Joiwhip and Giovanni leave-in together, then diffused. Mind you, I still got a bit of a poofball thing happening from the late afternoon on, but I've found that adding more product doesn't help (it just gives me that yucky "too many products" look).

Have you tried Joiwhip yet?

2A or 3A, depending on the day...
Always experimenting! Current go-to routine: Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo, Pantene Curls Conditioner, Bumble & Bumble Holding Foam, Aussie Aussome Volume Gel
I've found that diffusing really helps to set my curl pattern better. When I diffuse partway, my hair is curlier, stays all day, has less frizz, and usually is passable for 2nd day hair if I pineapple it at night.

For me, using LOOB (L'Oreal Out of Bed Texurizer) really helps my hair to stay all day as well.

Are you fighting a lot of humidity?
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its okay to leave your hair about 90% dry and then spritz it with some light product throughout the day. a lot of people on this website do it. Light hold gel is really helpful although I dont have any recs.

I think you definitely have type 3 hair (ringlets) so I would suggest a good curly hair product, I like HE totally twisted.

I don't really have any advice, I'm still trying to learn how to keep my hair looking good all day myself.

But I have to say, we look remarkably alike, in the face that is, not the hair.

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