What about adding a pea size amount of biosilk rock hard gelee on top of your curl keeper? I know you said you can't slather on products, but the beauty of this gel is that a pea sized amount is all you need. Plus it will give you some crunch to scrunch out without weighing you down. It might even hold your curls better all day.
Upper Michigan Dews
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Repair me
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

iHerb Discount Code: SAF007