Like you, I have to have some for my face frame and for general frizz control. I don't use a great deal, though - maybe a nickel size amount of BRHG or a quarter size of LALSG.
Never used gel at all before going mod-CG - I always used to us use thin sculpting lotions, curl cremes, or sometimes mousses followed by hairspray. Now I seldom use hairspray because of the alcohol, thus, the use of the gel for hold.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity
Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically
HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses