I was also surprised with the texture of the Curl Defining Gel, but I loved the results. I had well defined curls,volume and no frizz.

I also got 2nd day hair

I used Curl Junkie Curl Fix as a leave in, the curl defining gel as a curl enhancer and a small amount of gel scrunched in for hold. I then plopped in a Curlease towel while I applied makeup.

As with every product I scrunch in a small amount of either CIAB or Gel-les'c (frizz prevention serum) prior to diffusing.

Great results and the price makes it well worth trying. I highly recommend getting samples from kathymack.
Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!