Since coming on nc.com and learning how to take care of my hair, my curl pattern has really strengthened--so I don't look for hold in any product.
I avoid most chemicals, especially polyquats (so don't use CIAB.) I always end with a jelly product. My definition is gelatinous consistency without the chemicals. I think most of the products in my signature might be of interest (at least the ones that you haven't tried.)
I'm currently trying out the Organicals Gels (Curl Defining and Touchably Soft--which would both fall into that category. I've only had them since mid January, so haven't gotten to use them in other then dry, cold weather. So far, I like them and would repurchase.
I am the one and will pm you.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me