I finger comb my hair with conditioner in the shower. I always use a leave in conditioner and my hair dries curly. I never used to use gel because I like the softness of conditioner only, but for the last 2-3 months I've been experimenting with different gels just to see what the hype is all about. I'm starting to like the harder hold. Anyway, perhaps gel will help? I use PM's The Conditioner (brand, not gvp because the brand is much better) along with ecostyler gel. I just used up my olive oil eco and bought the argan oil one. I like it better. I also have used KCCC and flaxseed gel. I like KCCC ok, but I'm not too keen on the fsg in my hair. (Love it in DD's though!) Anyway, perhaps gel will help.