Graham Webb Making Waves gel is the only product I had true success with all on its own. It adds tons of shine (contains mica), makes curls bouncy and weightless, and my hair always felt really soft and touchable with it. I think it is a good cool/cold weather gel-it has a medium hold. It actually seemed to perform better on it's own then w/ other products. I prefer max. holds gels in warmer weather though.

Winter Routine
Co-wash: Hair One Argan Oil or Burt's Bees GreenTea and Fennel
Low-Po: Devacurl LP or SheaMoisture Black Soap(1-2x/wk)
Condish: SheaMoisture Deep Repair Mask
Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today AND
Styler: GF Curl Construct Mousse or Biotera gel
-Diffuser happy!
Treatments: Oils or butters,and trying out Aubrey Organics GPB for protein