How about BioInfusions Balm (about 5.00), it is a knockoff of the Matrix one and is pretty thick. You can find it at Walgreens.
Sunni -
Reading for daughter's 2b/3a fii curly hair care. Mine is stick straight (wishing for curls).
http://public.fotki.com/sunnicurl/

We currently use KCKT, Curl Junkie LI & Curls in a Bottle