How can I avoid the dreaded "pyramid" look? I've tried everything I've found with no results.
I think a lot of it has to do with how it's cut. If it's cut all one length, with your curl pattern I think you will get the pyramid or triangle shape. If you get a curly-cut by a stylist trained in curly hair, they will be able to take some weight off the bottom and create a different shape (one curl at a time). Deva Cut stylists (a specific brand of curly cut training) can be found on line. Hope that helps. Here is a link: http://www.devacurl.com/salon-stylist-search.html
You need to get your hair cut/shaped when its dry and left to do what it wants. It doesn't have to be a deva cut specifically but the right hair cut can help a lot