I was having the same problem. Before CG I loved my curl cremes, but lately the ones i've tried are just sticky or make my hair frizz. Last week though I tried Organix Curl creme with argon oil...omg I LOVE this stuff! I prefer curl cremes only because I don't like to use gel, or a lot of gel. Sometimes I can use a nice mousse like Pantene curly moisturizing whip that's got a good hold but doesn't feel like it does, feels like you didn't put anything in your hair, totally natural feeling.
2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

*Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine*

Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)