Really?? I found the watered lube and some drugstore gel was WAY cheaper. Plus no shipping!

I bought a 4oz tube of generic, and it was... $4? $5? I can't remember. Anyhow, I'm sure if you were using JUST lube that would probably be the case, however. But I found lube alone to not be as good as when I thinned it out and added some gel.

But if you love CK, then stick with it! It was just a suggestion to help with the cost.

Maybe you could try adding a little pea of gel to the CK and mix that in your hand? Perhaps that would give you the added hold? (Rather than layering the two?)
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing