I use the smoothie as a leave in often. It works great for me and has the added benefit of curl enhancement. I used it as my leave in today actually. I think it does work well for coarse hair in general so long as you aren't sensitive to silk protein. Apparently I'm not.

Myrna, since you wash your hair every day then tomorrow is just something to look forward to. I'd try CurlyIndianGirl's suggestion of just a leave in then gel. That's make sense to me. Hell I'm high porosity and that's what I do because I don't like to complicate things.
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