I know exactly what you mean. When I first started using FSG I got no hold and poof. I took BB's comment about the amount to use more seriously and my hair was heavy, clumped and slimy. I powered through the feel of it, scrunched, plopped and WOW! I don't know if I can explain it any better than you did. I don't have a problem with curl formation but the "smoothness" of the curl and the ability for it to avoid "swelling" from humidity is key for me and what I deem to be exceptable hair.

I now use whatever I want to use as a leave-in and glob a ton of FSG on top of that. That's it; two products. Yeah, way cool!
Originally Posted by mpgirl
Me too mpgirl! Two products! I never thought I'd be able to do that.

Do you make your own? Do you add pectin for thickening?
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Medium/high porosity; color treated; medium density; medium; 2c/3a; shoulder length.
Daily co-wash, condition, leave-in & stylers = Curl Junkie Repair Me! or Aubrey Organics GBP Conditioner or ; Curl Junkie BeautiCurls Argan & Olive Oil Conditioner; CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, CJ Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite & CJ Curl Queen