My hair type is 2a and have dyed my hair at home for many many years. I want CURLS. Thoughts?

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if you want defined curls , I would use a curl defining cream or styler and start finger coiling your hair 
Hi,To take advantage of your hair's natural curl, moisturize tons, scrunch lots, and use a curl activator. You can make one or buy one. I use 1 teaspoon Epsom salts or sea salts in 1/2 cup warm water. Then scrunch a little into your hair.If you want REALLY springy curls, but can't get them the natural way, use bobby pins to pin curl your hair. I do it in a way that makes it look natural- using different width of strands.God bless you!
One of the best ways to encourage your waves is to get a layered haircut.  Your best bet is to find a stylist who specializes in cutting curly hair - tell him/her you want layers to enhance your waves and see if there are any curls waiting to express themselves!  Don't be discouraged if you don't like the way the stylist styles your hair after the cut - most stylists don't have a clue about how to use products in wavy/curly hair.  I almost always wash and re-style my hair after a cut!  Try to find out your hair's properties - how porous is it? Is it fine, medium, course texture?  This will help you choose products too.  Make sure you keep your hair moisturized with good conditioners - you'll have to experiment with how much leave-in to use - too much can weigh down your waves/curls while just the right amount can make them springy.  Use a curl enhancing mousse or gel to hold the curl in - experiment to see if scrunching these into sopping wet or damp hair works best.  Use an old t-shirt or microfiber towel to blot but handle your hair carefully so as not to disturb your clumps!  Let it air dry or use a diffuser. Do not touch until it's dry - then you can scrunch out the crunch (SOTC)and you're on your way!