Ecostyler with argon oil is my go to gel. Have you tried applying an essential oil such as almond or Morroccon oil over your hair before you add the gel. I find that helps to eliminate the crunch. I also use the KCNT leave in conditionet. This combination did not work with the Kinky Curly CC for me but it does wonders with the Eco. Happy Hair Days!
Hair type= 3B
Shampoo= Alaffia Shea Line; If I have to clarify KKCC
Conditioner= Be Gud,
Co Wash= Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
Leave In/Detangler: Treseme Naturals
Product: Whipped Shea Butter, Ecostyler Gel with Argan or Olive oil

GROWING IT ALL OUT Naturally (no sulfate, silicones, parabens, or hydrogenated oils)