Thanks everyone. I tried again today using the same routine but added in my Shea moisture cause I like a softer look and I am sooooo happy. I also never bought Deva because of all the reviews I read about it, but now I am glad I finally tried it myself. This is the only gel that I have found that has given me great hold and I love the gel cast. I also love the hairspray. The smell is a little different and if applied on wet hair a little sticky. I feel I find the hairspray works best after taking the gel cast out and flipping your hair for volume, problem is big bottle to carry around and my hair takes forever to dry. Here is a pic of today's results. Finally caved in and bought Deva products....-imageuploadedbycurltalk1349470974.121672.jpg
Finally caved in and bought Deva products....-imageuploadedbycurltalk1349470995.020027.jpg
Finally caved in and bought Deva products....-imageuploadedbycurltalk1349471011.479541.jpg