Also, my hair is oily but use to get dry really easily. I discovered my hair hates Aveda products. I think it was all the wheat protein. I clarified my hair and deep conditioned the heck out of it and that awful dry crunch went away. So thankful I didn't have to cut my hair.
Also, to keep hair together before scrunching in gel, I flip my hair upside down, comb it with wide tooth comb, then twist strands into ten twists then scrunch. And when I say scrunch I mean I push each part towards top of hair like accordion. I don't grab and pull. And then I do same with tshirt.