If i remember correctly, CG recommends avoiding alcohol in gel, it is ok to have in the cleanser.

Also, Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol and is not drying. http://www.curlynikki.com/2008/11/ar...rying.html?m=1
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.