Thanks for the responses, ladies! Gills, that makes perfect sense. I've been sticking with the same products for the past couple of days and have liked my hair so far, so I'll start tweaking one product at a time and letting that go for a few days to start isolating individual products.

Sounds kind of like methods for identifying food allergies! I guess I'm looking for my hair's product allergies

Thanks again!
3A with some bits of 3B; fairly porous, I think (bumpy strands!), growing out old dye damage. No chemical treatments/color since 06/2010.

Claim to fame - Inventor of plopping when it was called "the towel trick"!!

Back on CG as of 02/09/2013
Cleanser: Deva No Poo
Rinse-out/LI: Deva OneC, homemade protein conditioner/detangler
Styler: Krystal Ecostyler, LALSG, trying Biolage Gelee

Growing my hair as far as it'll go - approaching hip stretched, waist curly!