Hi Allie- I've found that in order to get 2nd day hair, I have to have *perfect* first day hair.
I spray it with a refresher spray before I go to bed to "reactivate" the gel from day 1, and put it in pigtails. The next morning, if it looks do-able, I smooth on a light hold gel (preferences for this are Uncle Funky's Curly Magic, Spiral Solutions Curl jelly, or CJ CIAB, sometimes Loreal Out of Bed). I smooth it over my canopy, then flip upside down and smooth over the bottom. I then take any recognizable clumps and smooth it down the clump to reform it a bit.
However, this is rare. In general, I prefer to wear my hair curly and this only happens if I go through my whole routine. On day 2 my clumps have usually fallen apart and I have frizz. It tends to not even look wavy, which I would be happy with if there wasn't all the frizz.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip