Myrna, its strange that CK is working good for me also these days. I use very light leave-in, followed by CK, plop and finish with gel works great for my root curls without weighting them down. I am the person, who reported a while back that CK was just greasy on my head. Good Luck!
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse