Cyndi-I've had the same problem with using the CEJ & FHG at first, so melaniesusan told me she uses 3 full pumps of the CEJ with the FHG and I was a little skimpy on mine since I only have the sample size. so I tried it with more like she does and it gives me much more root curl and curl all over and seemed to hold better too. It is a very soft natural feel to it which I love...but sometimes that means sacrificing some definition towards the end of the day. I did find that scrunching in a little water off my hands in the BR helps reactivate it though and that may help you too.
Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
Wash-Giovanni 3-in1 tropical, Everyday shea vanilla mint, Desert essence italian red grape & coconut
Cond.- Yes to Carrots, Tresemme Nat., Desert essence italian red grape
Leave In- Conditioner pea size
Stylers-Bioterra gel, condition 3-in-1 mousse, AOMM with Shaper hairspray for extra hold.