So the gel on top is the secret? I've been trying to use CCCC lite as a second day refresher, but so far I haven't had much success . It does cut down on frizz somewhat but it definitely doesn't perk anything up. When I wash my hair and dry it at night, sleeping on it pretty much turns it straight by morning. I would LOVE to find a product that allows me to get the waves I know I can get if I wash and blowdry in the morning.