Yep - that's correct! I was using the Biotera Gel from Sally's, but it was such a soft hold, and I was using so little of it, I thought - eh, let's see what it does without it - and lo and behold!
I know - I've been needing to post new pics! My hair has gotten longer, and I got a different cut too. Someone borrowed my camera, so I'll post new pics as soon as I get it back.