Yeah, I'm definitely product shy, or maybe product averse.
My hair is less wavy than yours, so until I found the CG book and this website at the end of last year I just poo'd & conditioned it 3-4 times a week. If I had the money to get natural products I did but I never used styling products. Most the time my hair looked fine but in summer it would live in a bun most mornings to tame the frizz. I started out trying the jellies rather than gels, I've tried mousse type products too and I keep considering trying a 'real' gel. My issue is that I am used to touching my hair throughout the day and I Hatehatehate it when it feels rough, tangly or sticky. I've run through nearly every jelly and am verging on trying condish only. And actually watering down my fave leave-in to use as frizz maintenance sounds like a great idea. Sounds like you're liking the LA looks gel though. How does your hair feel with it? Can you run your fingers through it? I'll try anything once.