Have you tried mousse instead of gel? My hair has the same properties as yours and I can't use gel at all, it makes me frizzy(er) and stringy.
No help on the second day hair as I shower in the mornings, my hair is irretrievable after I've slept on it!
3b in South Australia.

Last edited by Starmie; 06-11-2012 at 10:52 AM.