ooooooooooh yeah I can so relate!
That's the reason I'm always using those medium hold gels so I don't get the gunk head look. First it's all gunky then it's crispy. I have to scrunch it off and on during the day and then I give myself frizz!
I said hard hold gel, hard for me, B&A which I"m not sure others think it's hard hold but for me it was. It was the Abba and the sports deb I think I used off and on that got nasty on me in 60-95% humidity which is normal in the summer here.
Well dang what do you do when it's super humid then? leave off gel altogether or just grumble and hope for a dry day tomorrow?