When i use recoil, I use about a pea sized amount for each side of my hair, which gives me minimmal crunch if any. I don't know if you are trying the CG method, but the polyquats in recoil may give you build up if you are just using the Nopoo to clarify. I haven't had this problem, but I know some do.
3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: La Looks Sport Gel