Thank you for all of the suggestions! I do think that using a LI is just too much product weight for my hair. Today, I used Ouidad Curl Quencher (I got it as a sample) and it worked out really well! It worked like a cross between a curl cream and a LI for me, which is what I wanted. I got great clumps, good definition, and my hair was soft but not over-conditioned. It helped to cut down on frizz, and I had great volume!! I'm going to try it out a couple more times...hopefully the awesome result today wasn't a fluke! Super happy!