Hmm, I also didn't get enough hold from the Deva Styling Cream, and I raked it in the 2 times I've used it. And the 2nd time I used tons of it thinking maybe I just didn't use enough the 1st time. It worked more like a leave-in compared to my favorite cream (Alba Botanica), which I don't even have to add any gel on top of. I would try more gel if I were you. That's my plan when it comes time to use it up.
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.