Sorry you are having that trouble....I do use CIAB and have never noticed any sort of flaking or residue. Could it be a bad batch? I've used it alone/ and also in combination with a stronger hold gel/ also with AVG and have had no problems. Hope you figure out what the problem is. It's a good products from all I know of it.

CalamityM...your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Sure wish I had those kind of ringlets, but I'm more curly/whirly/wavy so far.
2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
Leave in
: As I Am
Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all