I really don't like to layer up or combo products.
My #1 favorite product is Curls Rock Amplifier.
#2 is KCCC
that I bought on the swap board. It's good but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
#3 is probably Garnier Soft Curls Cream.
I rotate around which product I'm going to use and only use one at a time. I'm a simple person: after squeezing out the extra water in my hair, I rake or comb through product. Sometime I diffues, usually I just air dry.
If I don't touch my hair, get it caught in my purse, or hung on the seatbeat, then my curls stay pretty defined all day.