i usually don't use gel to do that, I use conditioner. A LOT of conditioner XD and then i let it dry and it works better :3 but I go through a lot of conditioner to do that and it doesn't last as long XD

or try using different amounts of the gel or using conditioner under it. don't forget the water! dilute it if you have to (that is what i do.)

3C/4A mix
Fineish hair
Super short, needs definition
Also, fuzzy as hell