I have mid to low dews and do really like humectants. Honey is the best thing I've ever done for my hair! I used this Aquage gel for years and years before trying CG and it's the only thing that consistently seemed to work for me. Defined waves, no frizz, if a little bit limper than I like. I am a little concerned about the polyquats, but I only seem to have problems with 7 and 11. I don't think I've used anything else with 4 (other than when I used to use this- but that's when I washed with sulfates). What do you mean by clarify vs regular wash? Are you referring to products or techniques? Is there a way to find higher betaine poos, other than just looking at the order of ingredients?

I was hoping you'd reply, Firefox- I really do appreciate your level of knowledge!
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!