Myrna, in the summer I use CK (or actually "personal lubricant" now but it's got identical ingredients) straight out of the shower (and after I put in my leave-in), then I plop for about 5-10 minutes, then I do my gel/diffusing/what have you. CK alone doesn't have quite enough hold for me either, but adding one gel (LALSG) afterwards gave some extra hold without ruining the effects of the CK.

I stopped using the CK because we have crazy low dews right now and my hair doesn't seem to like it in the dry winter air, but I'll be adding it back as soon as it warms up a bit (IF it ever warms up!!).

2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has a mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, depends on my mood