thanks everyone! I tried something the other night that seemed to work. I take the inspiration from the Smasters method. (tried this in the evening)

Co-wash with Say yes to carrots
CJ CCCC
CJ Pattern Pusha
BB Mudd
Rake all three products then scrunch

plop for about 15/20 minutes. let hair air dry for an hour
put KCCC in and scrunch

hair looked great in the morning! (was still wet when I went to bed)

Thanks for your help everyone