Decided not to try anything new today. Rinsed and then conditioned. I am squishing the conditioner with water into my hair. I seem to need this step for now to define my curls. And I am noticing where the conditioner disappears seems to be the thirsty part. Peppermint Pattie (my front bang) is super thirsty. When she holds onto water she hangs. When she gives up the water she sticks straight out. So working on getting more water into her. Both of my sides are dehydrated. My right side is more so than my left. But I can see slow improvement in both. Still working on my gel to water ratio but it is getting better. Today I think I had a little bit too much water. But using less gel allows my curls to separate. Too much gel just acts like glue on my hair. I will keep trying to capture a picture. My phone sucks and the lighting in our house isn't that great.