I use HESMU spray gel sometimes after plopping and before I diffuse or air dry, even. It doesn't make me crunchy, but then again I'm high porous, so maybe that plays in.
I also use GF flexible hold hairspray on occasion. Usually just if I need extra humidity control that day, or if my hair feels too soft after diffusing or SOTC. When that happens I know my curls will droop by the end of the day - but again I'm high porous, so that causes drooping in higher dews. Not sealing causes me drooping, too, for the opposite reason - my porosity causes me to lose moisture. Sigh. So particular.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing