One more thing about HOW I apply this (and this goes for all hair products) - I meant to say in my OP that I let my hair air dry for at least 40 minutes before diffusing, not 20 minutes. I find that with my hair, I cannot put product in then start messing with it. I need to let it air dry til it's ALMOST dry and the product has sort of been absorbed (for lack of a better phrase) into my hair then diffuse. Same applys here. The results are soft (but not too soft) hair with great body, nice shine and curls that last.

If I diffuse too early it's crunchy and dry looking with horrible curl formation (but honestly, that's how my hair reacts with ANY product). So just another heads up: apply it, than let it air dry for 80 to 90% if you can, then diffuse for body if you need it.
HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.

Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on I FINALLY figured it out..