Thank you do very much for the compliment! One tip could be not using gel in the length of your hair. I usually only apply gel to my egress to lay them down but conditioner only on the length of my hair. Same as you, I did spritz my hair down every morning with either water or Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave in Conditioner. Sometimes, I use both. I spray the water first let it soak into my hair for about 5-8 min then shake it out never touching my hair then do the same with the Jane Carter.
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Thanks again for the compliment & checking out my journey!