Another gel suggestion -- Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel. It's CG, available on the ground at Whole Foods (but perhaps other places, too. I got it at WF), and definitely more affordable that DC Arch AnGEL. I haven't used it long myself, but so far I like it very much and plan to keep it in my rotation of products.

Btw, I learned long ago that it's touch and go when it comes to trying products that other curlies rave about. It just comes with the territory when dealing with hair...What works miracles for one head of hair just doesn't for another.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair