Which CJ Gel did you use? It sounds like a product reaction. It could also be your leave-in.
Have several allergies and sensitivities.
Low Poo/Cowash: Rio Grande Herb Co Negrita and Amole Deep Treatment Concentrate, Magick Botanicals (MB) Shampoo (diluted)
Rinse out/Leave in: MB with apricot kernel and jojoba oils added
Protein Treatment: MB Conditioner for Thinning Hair, IAgirl's protien treatment
Style: MB Gel mixed with LOTD Aloe Vera Gelly
2b-c, need lots of moisture, likes protein in moderation.