Thank you everyone for replying! I haven't responded sooner because I went back to a different styling method which is working really well for me (for the first day). Nothing seems to work well for the 2nd day - I'm still trying to figure that out.

I went back to the super soaker method and got terrific results, so now I'm using both a curl creme and gel. I'm trying different combos.

I encourage anyone who hasn't tried it to give it a shot. You need a Denman brush or a clone of that type brush. You can check out the super soaker thread for details.

Thanks again and good luck everyone. Also, if anyone has any tips for 2nd day (I use a satin pillowcase) that maybe hasn't been written about a lot, post them please!
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Ice Queen!
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets or use a curling brush - classic glamor.
Every day is a gift