You're probably sensitive to proteins. I had the same problem with Eco styler it has hydrolyzed wheat protein; And L.A. Looks gel has keratin amino acids. Both of these gels dry my hair and scalp out after a while. I really like the garnier pure clean gel, it works great for updo's. I also like KCCC and biotera gel, it's a knock off of the biolage gelee.