I am soooo glad you brought this up. I have always wondered about this, even though I call it....things that make me go clump, it's like instant!!! I know I like it and it will be a good hair day. It does matter, on my hair, what my protein level is. Products grab or clump my hair better if I have enough protein. When I start to get oc'ed, I get more slip. Does this make sense? Everything cj makes me go clump, gftn does too, but only after I protein. Could it be the magic protein / moisture balance?