I use AVG underneath a strong hold gel and I find that it gives me better curl definition.

I do a small puddle of AVG first, followed by a larger puddle of either HETT, Biotera or Deva gel. Scrunched into sopping wet hair that has lots of conditioner left in it, or with LI that I added after showering.

I find that AVG does not work for me as a refresher - this is where dry, crunchy and limp hair happens.

The AVG + Biotera combo is pretty close to HG for me.
Ontario, Canada curly following CG since March 2013 (I'm new!)

Hair Type: 2C/3A
Porosity: High (??)
Density: Medium
Width: Mixed

Trying something new:
Low-Poo: Giovanni 50:50
CO: Suave Naturals Strawberry Conditioner
RO: TN Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner
LI: President's Choice Hydrating Conditioner (protein-rich); Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling: HETT Curl Gel; AVG; Biotera firm-hold styling gel