What am I doing wrong?!

I started the curlygirl method about a month ago, using no shampoo but a conditioner without -cones. I wash my hair 1-2 times a week (every other week or so I use diluted apple cider vinegar), only combing it in the shower, setting my hair up in a pineapple at night, spray it with water in the morning and after the gym to liven up the curls which have gone flat during the night. I use a little bit of gel every now and then, but I'm not sure I like it.
Basically, the problem I'm encountering is that my hair is still very dry and it tangles massively since I'm not combing it. I really like the way my curls are after I've washed my hair, but after having slept with it in a pineapple or in braids or whatever, it doesn't look 'fabulous' like other forum members say theirs so - mine is as flat as when it was before I started the curlygirl method.
Am I maybe not using the right products? Am I not using enough products (I see that people have rinse-out conditioners, styling gels, sprays etc.)?
My conditioner: Superdrug Tea Tree and Peppermint Conditioner
My gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends, Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Check your gels & conditioners for 'cones. Can you list their ingredients here?

Maybe your conditioner isnt moisturizing enough. What are your hair properties?

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fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

Conditioner:
Aqua, Cocamide, MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Choloride, Ceteareth-20, Parfum, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil, Benzophenone-3, Potassium Sorbate, Butylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita Extract, Glucose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, CI 47005 and CI 42090.
Gel:
Aqua, Xanthan gum, Glycerin, Propylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/palmeth-25 acrylate copolymer, Polyquaternium-11, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Sodium benzoate, Dipropylene glycol, Aminomethyl propanol, Sodium methylparaben, Parfum, Benzophenone-4, Coumarin, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Linalool, CI 17200.
Perhaps I've overlooked something?

My hairproperties, I think, are:
2C or 3A, low-medium density (although my hairdresser says otherwise), low porosity, medium width, shoulder length.
I see glycerin pretty high up on the ingredients list for both products. I wonder if your hair doesn't like that particular ingredient. I don't see any cones in either product.

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
If that's the case, any advice on where in the UK I can get glycerin free conditioner?

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