The weather/humidity probably affects the outcome. I live in a fairly temperate area, last summer I remember the humidity being between 40% and 65% most days and between 80-100 degrees F. I'm trying to figure out the whole dew point thing... I do know that this pared-down routine would NOT have been successful during winter - too much rain and wind.

Jillipoo and CurlyHairedFarmer, previous to my accidental discovery, I had been using the Aloe Fix on wet hair over a leave in, applying it as mysteryflavored did KCCC in her video last year. I'll probably still do that some days because I like the definition and clumps I get (no crunch, either). Applying it to dry hair smoothes frizz and actually tightened my curls to 3C springlets. My hair reacts this way to AVG too, but the Aloe Fix doesn't make it feel crunchy or coarse in dry weather. (I cut my own hair)
Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream