You probably use products that are especially for curls, for example, which you can get at Etos or Kruidvat. Many of these products will make your curls look as described above. This is because these products contain certain ingredients that are not good for your curls.
What is good then? These are products that do not contain sulfates, parabens and silicones. Before I go into the good products, I first explain why these ingredients are bad for your curls.
Just take a look at a hair product you currently have. You probably have at least one product with an ingredient that ends in "cone," "conol," "col" or "xane.
So it is better for your curls to avoid these ingredients. Lorraine Massey also describes this in her handbook especially for curls (The Curly Girl Handbook). Lorraine gives a lot of useful advice in this book. For example to avoid certain ingredients (as described above). Because as indicated, it dries out and makes your curls stiff. This hair care method is also known as the Curly Girl (CG) Method. And is becoming more and more popular among people with all types of curl.