Yes, definitely try gel, as opposed to cream or spray. Nothing else really gives you good curl formation like gel can. Also, try putting your gel in very wet hair, like right in the shower after you squeeze the water out, before you wrap it in a towel. That cuts major frizz right there. And you may need to use a lot more gel than you think -- you want to hear the squish sound.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio