I've kind of gotten used to washing my hair at night and sleeping with as much of a gel cast as I can salvage from my jelly of choice: kinky curly curling custard. It doesn't have that much hold but it works really well for me because I'm coarse. With other gels like argan ecostyler and b5 design, I may have to release some of the crunch manually in order to get the look I like. I don't mind it feeling a little crunchy so long as it looks soft. I'm all about the glossy, wispy, romantic-ness of it all!

Curly1, yes, I keep forgetting about that gvp balm. And that's at Sally's too! All right I'm adding it to the shopping list for mom. I like to rotate conditioners myself. It keeps my hair on its toes.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG