Hi shalomcurls I'm a 2c and use the giovanni hair line I love! Especially the gel and conditioner leave in is ok. Plus the gel leaves your hair crunchy at first but then in like a hour it becomes into soft curls. Also, I use the shampoo and conditioner line I flip my hair over my head and poor gel into my hand and crunch. Then I grab a old teacher and scrunch and my hair is frizz free. I love this method I Found it out on youtube the deva curl 3 step. I never do the plopping because it doesn't work for my hair.