Thanks, Beebop!! I tried the CIAB/CQ combo this morning but I've going to have to try it again. I'm always doing something that I know good and well I should not do. I used leave-in which is ok, but then I decided to scrunch as much excess water as possible out before putting in the gels. I was running late and wanted to be able to dry faster. BIG MISTAKE. Plus, I think I used way too much of the gels. It didn't look bad, though, so I think if I do my routine like I normally do, it will be a pretty good combo. Based on today, though, I liked my MD CSC + FHG combo yesterday much, much better. I don't even know why I did my hair again this morning. It looked so soft and pretty right out last night's pineapple. I do this all the time, too - get all excited about trying a new combo instead of leaving well enough alone until it needs to be done.
I usually don't get frizz from the CEJ but like melaniesusan, I use quite a bit plus I always use a leave-in underneath.