One more thing I do with my underlayer - my hair in general doesn't like protein, but I've found if I use a protein-containing conditioner as a LI on the underlayer, the ringlets form up better. So I use non-protein LI on the rest of the hair, and the protein containing LI on just that underlayer. So sometimes by trial and error you'll find a different product works under there.
med-coarse texture/med density/low porosity
Clarifying: TJ TTT shampoo
Cowash: VO5 clarifying kiwi lime, Suave daily clarifying
RO: SN or Tresemme naturals, TJ TTT
LI: SN or VO5
Styling: Gels - HETT, Goddess Curls, AAV; John Frieda, HETT & Tigi strong mousse; TIGI Curl Booster aeresol; GF hairspray * Fan of plopping & diffusing