Welllll...I think I'm going to have to go back to cones. I just can't seem to make purely CG products work for me. . Before CG, I used Aquage Defining Gel and really really liked it. I do have low poos with coco betaine- would it take care of build-up? Here are the ingredients...any serious red flags?

Water, PVP/VA Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-4,PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Ascophyllum nodosum Extract, chondres crispus (carrageenen) extract, gellidiela acerosa extract, Hypnea Musiciformis Extract, Neptune Kelp Extract, palmaria palmata, extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, undaria pinnatifida extract, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-10 Mehtyl Glucose Ether, Dimethicone Copolyol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methylcellulose, Dimethicone Copolyol Phosphate, phosphate Sorbitol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, fragrance, guanine (C1 75170)

Also, can I have cones in both my gel AND my conditioner? I also miss my Redken fresh curls conditioner!
2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!