Hmm, what products and techniques are you using? Have you tried following PTs with a DT to keep hair from feeling overly dry? My hair loves protein, but it also loves lots of moisture, too.
I realize I'm in the minority, but with one exception (Curl Queen), I really haven't been impressed enough with CJ stylers to justify the price or having to order online. I completely understand the whole 3a potential thing. It took me months to get hair that I *think* pretty consistently looks 3a (and I'm not entirely positive yet if that will be the case once the dews drop again).
My initial thought when I read your post was that it sounds like an ingredient your hair doesn't like, but I can't think of any overly problematic ingredients in CJ stuff (besides protein).
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