Good daily conditioner.

Super-rich deep conditioner: ORS' Olive Oil Replenishing Pack, or Neutrogena TM, or Aussie 3 Minute, or Pantene Smooth, or one of many many many others.

A good oil (mixed oils) or oil-based lotion: I like Hot Six Oil and ORS's Olive Oil Moisturizing Lotion.

Optimum Therapy pomade is another must. I suppose that goes into the "oil" category too?

Gel: LA Looks' Wet Look.

If I had to go to the absolute bare minimum I'd say deep conditioner and gel.
Modified CG. You'll pry my 'cones from my cold dead fingers! Mixed waves, coarse, below shoulder length, dark brown. I hate my hair but I'm trying to learn to accept it.

Gels: LA Looks Wet Look Styling Gel, Garnier Fructis Wet Shine Gel. Condish: Alberto V05 Free Me Fresia, Tresemme' Flawless Curls, LVPNG, Neutrogena Triple Moisture. Shampoo: Tresemme' Flawless Curls. Silicone Serum: Whatever is on sale, but I don't leave home without it.