I am not sure if my hair stays that way because of the multivitamins that I take, or because I do not wash my hair as often as I should. I wash my hair once a week and co-wash once a week as needed. I take nature's bounty: hair skin and nails, which made my hair very strong and silky when it was relaxed. I am not sure if it contributes to my hair being so thick. I also used Giovanni direct leave-in conditioner, which is supposed to make my hair soft and hold the curls at the same time, but that is not working either. Don't get me wrong! it is a great product and works well on my daughter's hair. I hope I find the reason why my hair is like that one day.