I have combination of 3b hair with a canopy that's wavy to 3A. It's fine, with medium porosity. I have tried just about every kind of gel under the sun, but non of them work for me - seem to make my hair stringy. I'm trying to find something that will give me a little more hold, especially for the canopy. The top layer will curl right out of the shower and as it's drying, but as soon as I touch it or go out in the wind, it falls apart. Frizzing is sometimes a problem, but not always.

Right now I use Darcy's Pumpkin conditioner and CCCC-L. I tried the Deva styling cream yesterday and that was a bust. I have regular CCCC that I'm going to give a try again, though it hasn't worked for me in the past.

Any ideas?