I seriously did not liked the L.A. gel. It just made my hair rough and kind of sticky. Well, imagine my surprise when it turned out that my hair type did NOT liked protein and the gel was chocked full of it. So I gave it to someone else.

It might just be that you're protein sensitive. Learn to read ingredients at the back of labels to avoid proteins: Live Curly Live Free - Product Ingredients

CG since 3/11/2012

Type 2C (Botticelli according to Curly Girl: The Handbook)
iii Density
Medium-Coarse Texture
Normal Porosity
Normal Elasticity
HATES: Traditional sulfates/cones.
LOVES: Lots of moisture and homemade FSG!
(Many thanks to
http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/ for helping me figure out my texture, porosity, and elasticity properties! Check them out sometime!)