I'm fairly new to KCCC
as well, but I'll do my best to help. I too use a leave in under the KCCC
(although not the KCKT that most people do.) Some days I can go without an additional gel, but on particularly humid days especially I find that a little gel goes a long way in holding down the friz. I have 3a fine hair, and here is what I normally do, after shower, before drying at all, rake through leave in conditioner with my fingers, then via the mysteryflavored video method (if you haven't seen it, definitely worth checking out Kinky-Curly styling video
) anyway, I scrunch in the same way she does, and then after I've scrunched in my KCCC
, I usually scrunch in a small amount of HETT on top. I then use a t-shirt to squeeze out most of the moisture, using the accordian method, and occasionally I will plop for about 5 minutes. This combo does give a good bit of crunch, but once it's fully dry, I can scrunch it out without losing any of those amazing curls.
I know we have different hair types, but I hope this has helped a little. Best of luck!!! - Katie