I can't get JC stylers to work for me either. They make my hair oily and pull out my curl. I want to like them since they do so well for some but my hair doesn't do well no matter how much or little I use.

Sorry I wasn't more help but at least you know you're not alone
Low porosity, medium texture.

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!