I don't know... going from an almost 4 to a very high 3... it sounds unlikely to me, without treatments at least.
The only thing I can think of it moisture moisture moisture and SOTC since you say you've had crunchy hair with your gel. Once it's nice and dry scrunch your hair until the crunchies are gone.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: Suave Naturals
Stylers: AIF, Suave Captivating Curls Mousse