I would try changing the conditioners. Have your tried Tresemmee Naturals. If you get a bottle of that, mix about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of EVOO in the bottle. Use that as your co-wash AND your leave in. I'm not to sure about that gel either. Try one Ecostyler's brand. 18 Paul Mitchell "The Conditioner" & Eco Syler Gel Wash & Go Routine - YouTube