So sweet of you to share. You act like you're pestering us with a novel but it was very generous and kind of you to take the time to write it. I do something similar. I can get good first day hair by applying less product then waking up the next day and applying more but I can also get good second day hair when I wash my hair at night and sleep with as much "crunch" as I can salvage. that said, I despise the feel of crunch, even if I'm at home and it's for a few hours so I usually stick to my kinky curly because it never leaves my hair stiff and unhealthy feeling like say Aussie Instant Freeze.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG