I find gels are less crunchy and I get better clumps if I layer enough leave in conditioner underneath, use less and/ or dilute in the hand with water on application so they spread more easily. Otherwise anything with a lot of humectants such as propylene glycol (eg. Curl Keeper) but you need the right humidity/ dew points for that type to work for you. Or try aloe vera gel, flaxseed gel or okra gel.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics