The thing is, I think it is a conjunction of your hair properties needing specific ingredients, clumps or lack thereof that you are trying to achieve, and the hold you want. For example, say you are high porosity, you will want to look for ingredients like ceramides, panthenol, and protein. However, through the exterior, you want your curls to be tighter and have a gel cast. Thus different products will assist in maintaining this daily regimen. Sometimes though, I use straight up CO and thats it! Because it can be tiring trying/using all different products.
Glad you found something that works, it is always a great feeling to have made a dent in your regimen or a product that can become an HG!