how do I keep my curls from being crunchy curls?

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5 Answers

More than likely you're putting too much product in your hair. If my hair is crunchy that's always the reason why. Next time try putting less product. If it's still crunchy, a trick I like to do is re-wet them and scrunch out the extra product with a paper towel. That always helps. Good luck! 
I had this same problem and trying to scrunch it out just made my hair frizz and the curls just came out. I FINALLY found the solution. There is an article on here about making your own flaxseed gel. I made it last night and used it on my hair this morning. I have never found a gel that didn't make my hair crunchy but this didn't! It's incredibly soft and the curls are all defined but still bouncy and it's great. It's also inexpensive! Just buy a bag of flaxseeds and all you do is boil them in water and constantly stir til you have your gel (7-10minutes). You can also re-use the flaxseeds. I definitely recommend it!
It is probably to do with the amount of product you are putting in your hair, but also the type of product. I find that curl creams, rather than mousses or gels, are far less likely to make hair crunchy. You could also just try using less of the product you have and building up as you need it. When styling my hair dry I keep a spray bottle with water handy to spritz where the hair seems as though it has too much product in and it works really well.  I have just started using the Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious products and they are great, they don't make your hair crunchy at all. They are expensive but last such a long time that they are very economical in the long run. I also found that using a leave in conditioner, reduced my need for more product thus cutting down on any crunch. Hope that helps :)
You might be protein sensitive. Check out this video, because I have a hard time explaining it(skip to 5:18)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmHjLHnldM&list=UUD0XqR_pfjolXudnjkeHgIw
You might be protein sensitive. Check out this video, because I have a hard time explaining it(skip to 5:18)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmHjLHnldM&list=UUD0XqR_pfjolXudnjkeHgIw