Curly hair emergency!

as soon as i get out of the shower, my hair looks like this

and its really smooth and nice looking, but as it air dries, no matter how many pounds of sculpting wax or hair cream i put in it, my hair shrinks up like this!

im guessing that since its still wet, the water is weighing it down, so how do i get it to look like the 1st pic after it dries so i can wear it down?
Curly hair shrinks. After it dries you can blast your roots with a diffuser, or stretch your hair back in a scrunchi for 5 minutes to loosen it.

I think both photos show beautiful hair, but the first is 3b and the second is 3c-4a. I find it ironic that you chose as the second photo an member who has gorgeous hair. While I love the first photo and wish I looked like her at any time in my life, I prefer the hair in the second photo, shrinkage and all. But that's just me.

What's that Newtonian law of physics -- a body in motion tends to stay in motion? I think the curlier hair is, the curlier it tends to be.
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As sbb said, curly hair shrinks. One can reduce this shrinkage a little bit, and some use KCCC for this.

But, if you have curly hair, it shrinks. It's part of having the hair.
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