Just starting CG and frustrated here, too. Using an organic shampoo and conditioner for curly hair - the brand escapes me - and Kinky Curly Curling Custard for styling.
My concerns are A) It takes FOREVER to air dry and B) can't get used to the gel cast while drying. It totally freaks me out and it doesn't seem to come completely out, even once the hair is dry and I've tried to tousle it.
Not sure if I'm a 2C or a 3A or a combo. Maybe I'm using too much gel and I've definitely got to get some type of dryer. I've been cheating and using my curling iron to touch up.