Welcome to 2b land
I pretty much just try to do what seems best for my hair too. Some of that has to to with the CG thing, some doesn't.
I hope you do try the honey rinse. It is such a natural, cheap thing to do that is wonderful for your hair all around. Let us know how it works for you. You might want to try the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse too.
Somewhere on this board I think I posted how I get lift at my roots. Take a look at that sometime for ideas on lift from several curlies. I do have clips; but, not the deva clip. I can't use them or I get dents in my hair
. My understanding is that they are pretty much the same thing. Hopefully someone that has them can anwer that question for us.
I would like to know more about your hair as well as your routine.