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First off, I think the Flawless Curls conditioner you are using as your rinse-out condish has 'cones in it. These are the ingredients that copied from Amazon -- not sure if Tresemme reformulated it. But what I'm seeing here is 'cone city!
Water (Aqua), Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane
, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone
, Aspartic Acid, Quaternium-18, Fragrance (Parfum), Dmdm Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Isostearamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Disodium Edta, Peg-9, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Thiamine Hcl, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Biotin.
All of the ingredients in bold print are silicones (anything that ends in -cone, -conol, or -xane), and they are not CG friendly. They build up on the hair shaft over time and can cause lots of problems. To remove all of those nasty 'cones from your hair, I'd recommend doing a sulfate wash or a BS/ACV rinse. That way you can start from a clean slate and continue your CG routine from there.
Also, in case you didn't know about it, here's a list of great techniques that can bring out your maximum curl potential. Not all of them work for EVERYONE, but there's lots of great stuff on here you should check out (if you haven't already done so)!
TECHNIQUES LINKS: SuperSoaker,Spritz&Condish,Plopping,Frizz,Clipping IceQueen, etc
I personally like plopping, super soaker, and possibly pixie-diffusing.
I think that by letting your hair drip-dry naturally, the weight of the water might be weighing down your curls. You might want to try scrunching some of the water out with a t-shirt or a microfiber towel before/after applying products, plopping, or diffusing right when you get out of the shower -- just to get the excess moisture out of your hair so your curls can spring up freely.
Also, if you need more hold from your gels, I hear great things on here about L.A. Looks Sport Gel, although I've never tried it myself. It's EXTREME hold, so you might want to check it out. You can get a big bottle in Walmart for about $3.
Good luck and HTH!