Sounds like you might be sensitive to protein. Do you have coarse/thick hair? Are there any proteins in your current hair products? I would put all the proteins down for a while and see how protein free hair products work out for you. And yes I would clarify.
And remember that even protein sensitive hair NEEDS proteins every once in a while, when your hair is back to normal you should still use some proteins every once in a while.
Here is a list of ingredients classified as protein:
Collagen, soybean seed extraxt and brewers yeast (hops) are also proteins. I've heard coconut oil, acai, avocado oil and olive oil MAY also act as protein.