If I may, I think KCCC is good, but honestly, not for $17. A little goes a long way so that sort of makes it worth the money. For myself, I will not buy again. I prefer to get cheaper gels. IMO SM Curling souffle gives me very similar results and is cheaper ($10 at some places).

I do want to try LA Looks sometime though
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls