They both have polyquats! ReCoil 55 and 10, CCCC-lite 10 and 7,

When I use polyquats (4, 7 and/or 10), I get frizz even when wet. I was told that I couldn't possibly have polyquat buildup, but I need to wash them out with a stronger surfactant to remove them.

Why don't you try using some curl creams that don't have the chemicals??
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix