Very short, 4C, coarse and hard. What products can I use to style?

I am a runner so my hair has always been short to some degree.  I could go from tappered sides to a brush cut with no problem I texturized my hair for years because it very coarse and thick, and dry without it.  I recently cut my hair. Not as low as a ceaser, but low enough for a brush cut.  I am trying to stay away from texturizing my hair, but my hair is still hard and coarse. I deep condition with Pantene Pro V truly natural.  I just want my hair to be softer and not feel like brillo

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I would suggest staying away from harsh sulfates. Although Pantene is great for cleansing, try not to use that more than once a week.Use a product with either shea butter, olive oil, or coconut oil to promote growth and add softness. Here are some suggestions. You can find them online at, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens.Sheamoisture raw shea butter extra-moisture transitioning milkAunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Anti-Poof Moisturizing and softening conditionerAs I Am cocoshea SprayTry defining your coils with a sponge. Sounds crazy, but it's been proven to work! Read this article for info on how to achieve softer hair using a sponge.