I always try to use conditioners with a lot of slip to them, so I regularly use a wide tooth comb in the shower with no problems at all. As far as gels go, I do use DevaCurl AnGEL from time to time, but my favorite gel is the FSG (flax seed gel) I make myself. If you do a search here on nc.com of FSG, you'll find lots of posts discussing recipes, how to strain it, etc. FSG definitely leaves my hair the least product-y feeling of any gel I've tried, that's why I like it. It probably has less hold to it than some other commercial gels, but I prefer the light hold. Plus it's dirty cheap to make!

Anyway, be patient with the trail and error aspect of going naturally curly. It takes a while to find what products and routines best work for your hair, but that's part of the fun. HTH
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair