You can try using gel. Two brands I would recommend are eco styler and ic fantasia gel. If you don't want to use gel then try using products with names like "curling cream" or "curling pudding." These indicate heavier products that are formulated to enhance your curl pattern. You could try "Cantu curling pudding " or Palmer's "Coconut oil hair pudding." You can even try using conditioners. They can be leave-ins or rinse out. You would have to use A LOT. Google the "tightly curly method' for more info. For me gel works best. I am 4a.