I thinks it's the same basic issue. We need to adjust our product for the season.

Check out these links. Thy are product specific but information is included that I think would apply to all products.

http://www.frizzoff.com/Articles.aspx?Id=299

Curl Junkie's CIAB or CQ for winter?

My hair is nicer today. I did that aloe as I mentioned above. I also did a longer steam cap in the shower and then I used a lot more LI. I did not style at all and it has more wave than it did the past couple of days with stylers so I have no doubt it would be back to how I want it had I scrunched well and gelled. Maybe even better. So, a big thank you from me to the responders.

Myrna - hopefully you will get your adjustments figured out, too, so you can your crunch back.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.