I like this gel and I use it alone. I get really nice hair with it. I have been trying samples of Curls products for a while now and did really love the Spiral Curls Cream but they changed their formula so I am losing faith in the company as a whole.

If they mess with the Goddess Glaze I am done with them.

I just bought a full size tub of it, as a matter of fact. It's the only gel product I can use that does not leave my hair frizzy/flat or crunchy/hard/flat.

I don't like using Milkshake or Souflee because they made my hair too soft and pulled the curl out of it - sorry I can't help you there. I just use a regular old leave in (Suave), plop for 5 minutes, scrunch in my product, air dry, then diffuse.
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel, B&A Gel, Aura Naturalle Gel
(gel from mid-length down only, all used over a leave in)

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG but like stuff w/o silicones and that rinses out clean, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.