I'm trying gels, too when I feel like it. Right now, I'm using Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly scrunching gel and I don't think it's helping much. I'm not sure if I'm a bit heavy handed (or a LOT) or if it's the actual gel. I try to use a little but I tend to get a bit overenthusiastic. I'm trying to change the timing (soaking wet, damp, over conditioner, dry) but my hair looks kind of stringy.. And maybe even less waves. Maybe it's too heavy and it's weighing my hair down. Any tips?