Hi you could try reducing the amount of conditioner you are leaving in and increasing the gel a little bit, plus the girl in the second picture looks like she may diffuse. A lot will depend on the properties of your hair though - fine hair is hard to get volume into without losing definition (I have found anyway) but if I diffuse that helps. HTH
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
Duchess of Alba, Keeper of the Tartan Curls in The Order of the Curly Crusaders