I think the high temp today was around 40, which felt like spring!
Alas, by Monday, the high will be 10 degrees...
I currently have the LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel (yellow) and Aussie Instant Freeze Gel. I think that Aussie Instant Freeze has more crunch than the LA Looks yellow bottle. LA Looks has gels with varying degrees of hold, so maybe you could try one with less hold? Just a thought. I also really like the Garnier Fructis Spray Gel, which has less hold than both of them.
I don't do second day hair, though I should probably try. I have a really oily scalp, and I have my whole life, so I'm really really weird about having my hair not be the least bit oily. It's kind of a paranoia now. I co-wash my hair every other day and low poo (sulfate-free shampoo) the other days.
Kudos for doing second day hair, even if it's just a bun.