Sorry to bring this up again, but I'm still suffering from the same problem, and I'm at wits end trying to figure it out! After thinking that my hair might be overconditioned I washed with a sulfate shampoo and used the aphogee 2 minute keratin reconstructor treatment. I've also been using only light conditioners with protein (the vo5 ones) and I've used the reconstructing treatment 3 times...my hair is still the same! You know that gel cast hair gets when it dries? Like that crunchy feel? That's what i want! My hair dries incredibly soft and fluffy! Do I just need a stronger hold product?