The Elixir is rumored to be discontinued as well. I have no confirmation on any of it, but there's a thread discussing it here on nc.com.
That said, I use Elixir as a leave-in conditioner. So I apply 2 quarters [shoulder length hair] to wet hair and distribute it evenly. It goes on before anything else. For me it gives softer, clumpier hair. I have use another product on top of it to enhance curl and provide hold. If you were using it solo before, that may explain why your hair was poofy.
Also, when my hair is dry, I also sometimes will take a dime's worth in my palm and water it down slightly and run my hands over the canopy. This tames frizz.