I think you are right...I'm using too many products, which is weighing my hair down...I have been for the last week using curly kinks satin roots and coil jam with some FSG...I have been having great clumps with no added weight...Few of my coworkers actually said it looks more voluminous...I feel it's a little frizzy on day 2... But when I say it's frizzy, they deny it is...So I think you are right in having a minimalist routine....and maybe thinking of the LI as my curl enhancer...I'll have to check out the ingredient list on JC products...Thanks
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews