I was able to do conditioner only styling when my hair was longer all year long. I had to spritz in the morning for second day hair though. However, when I chopped it to chin length I had to use gel if I wanted any kind of curl.
Now I'm growing it out and I want to try conditioner only styling again. But I have to use a very light leave-in or else it's too heavy for my thin wavy hair.
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse: ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner: Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening
Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer