I have really thick hair. For the past 7 years I've had it kinda short, spikey/messy. I've been done with the short look and I've let it grow out. Since it's thick, it gets really puffy and big if I let it dry with nothing in it. Only thing I've found to weigh it down is gel. I don't mind the gel'd look, but I'm looking for something different. I've tried many other products, but most just leave my hair greasy since have to use so much. I've also tried blow drying-- it tames it a little, but it still ends up puffy. Any recommendations?