Have you tried not plopping? My hair hates it. I know this process of trial and error is so frustrating. Maybe try not plopping and see what happens.
UK Curly.

My hair likes or loves

Olive oil and honey DT

AOHR Condish
Original Source Tea Tree Condish to cowash
Wella Wellaflex Gel - not available in the UK

My hair hates

Jessicurl, except WDT.
Boots gel
VO5 gel