By mudd do you mean okra gel?? You may be able to develop and use an okra gel or FSG that will give you most of what you want.
My hair prefers the more natural products. I use jelly type products instead of gels, stay away from polyquats, etc. My hair always feels soft and unproducty.
It's all about getting the protein/moisture balance right. My fine/low porosity hair loves protein--I do at least one PT a week and use a lot of protein. Protein tightens my curl, adds volume and reduces frizz.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me