I believe my hair is medium-fine. No, I haven't tried diffusing, I really need to get a good blow dyer and diffuser. (Any recommendations?) Would diffusing using a cool setting be possible? I really want to keep my hair as healthy as possible.

I tried the Suave captivating curls gel tonight, it seemed to work pretty well. I used it over my aussie sprunch mousse. I scrunched out the crunch on one side using just my hands. I'm going to sotc on the other tomorrow morning after pineappling to see if it makes any difference in preserving my waves overnight.