It takes time but you will get there, you have found the Curly Girl method, now you need to play with it until it works for you.
Agree with Samanthascurlz
, Knot Today is a detangler not a true leave in conditioner - no oils, few cationic surfactants or fatty alcohols. You might try either of your other creamy conditioners (Shea Moisture or V05) as a leave in, see how they work out before making another purchase.
I highly recommend reading your way through all the 'curl chemist' articles here on NC, also the Natural Haven blog, these will help you understand ingredients and products.
Ingredients Commonly Found in Hair Care Products
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