you use as much gel as you need. i think you would need quite a lot with your long hair, the amount of gel is trial and error which you need to find out for yourself...i am currently in the process of working out how much is best for my hair haha

i also have some coconut oil questions, where did you buy it?...this last question is for another curly who may read this thread, but also relevant to mw...if you only use gel, which isnt a moisturising gel, can you seal with coconut oil? or is this pointless as you're not sealing any any moisturising ingredients if you see what i mean...i am asking this because ive looked at sooo many gels in the uk, and i havent found one without a humectant yet, so i was wondering, can i seal over just my gel with the oil to prevent my hair reacting to the humidity?