That's exactly how my hair is with these products too.. I think I'll try experimenting with them a little more before ruling them out as not working for me, but so far it doesn't look like they're working out very well for me at all.
2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!
Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam