Have you tried plopping? After scrunching in deva gel on soaking wet hair, I scrunch with t shirt to get water out. Don't touch hair with hands once scrunched. Plop for ten minutes. Let hair out to diffuse or air dry. If leaving hair to dry, I clip top up. But never touch hair until completely dry was key for me in deva process. I do all this in the evening. Go to bed with hair on top of my head (after completely dry)...wake up and shake head and hair is perfect and bouncy.
My hair this far loves deva products. I read that can change but I really hope not as the process has become very easy for me.