Jas, I think we might be very similar in hair properties and types. I can't tell for sure your curl pattern from your pic, but I'm wondering how you apply your soufflé? I've got the smoothie, and it really works well for me.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."
Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.
CoWash: Trader Joes TTT
RO: SM Gold label condish
Home Made FSG, followed by SM Smoothie, Plop, then AG Curl trigger, and diffuse. Finish with SM Hold and Shine spray.
Always wash upside down.