I bet ten to one that it's the 'cones. I had a mousse I liked a lot and one day I noticed it didn't give me the usual hold... later I realized the difference was I'd used a CO with 'cones. The same thing happened at another time when using a Suave gel, on my fine hair 'cones usually have a relaxing effect.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.
"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC