Aug 18, 2013 - Growing out my hair with level 3B curl so I can go natural, I have been experimenting with product as I turn to the net to find other curly's advice on products. I have been experimenting with Curl Keeper since May - how much to use, what else I may need to use it with, etc. I find that it does not provide the hold that I need, so I added gel only to find that it leaves my hair with a crunchy feeling, and a dull look vs. shiny. The long and short of my experiment with product on what works for my curl is this: AG Recoil + Curl Keeper. My routine: On a Sunday for example I wash my hair in the evening and use AG Recoil and twist curl method to let it air dry before bed. In the morning when I wake up looking like the lion king, I moisten my hair and add some Curl Keeper + diffuser and voila - curls that get me compliments on my hair. Following this routine, day 2 curls on Tuesday are even better. I next wash my hair on Wednesday evening and I'm able to make it through the work week with very minimal hair difficulty during the week. I see potential in this product. For me however, it is NOT a stand alone product and seems to work better in combination with other product.