Have you tried the HE Totally Twisted or Body Envy? The TT has a softer hold. I used some over Re:coil today and had a really good hair day.

Graham Webb Making Waves also gives me a soft hold but it's more expensive (around $13.00 but it's a nice size tube).

If Aura works for you, go with it .. it's so cheap!!
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