Last summer I used the FHG alone quite often. Someone else (sorry, I can't remember who it was) had posted about using the FHG alone just as of it was a curl cream. It worked great and when the dews got super high, it still worked great with a tiny bit of harder hold gel on top.
The ingredients in the FHG and CEJ are in a different order and there could also be a difference in the amounts of ingredients. Shantelle uses dead sea salts and Jessicurl uses magnesium sulfate - I don't know exactly what the difference is, or if there even is one, but that could explain the frizz factor. I also think the oils in the Jessicurl products caused my hair more problems than the magesium sulfate. I get frizzier and dryer feeling hair with a lot of oils.
Question - do you use a LI when using the FHG alone?