It is possible to dry your hair out with any type of surfactant--I find CJ Daily Fix drying if I use it more then ever few weeks. I do think you're over conditioned (although I didn't find the GVP Conditioning Balm very moisturizing.) Over conditioned hair is poofy and soft. Over proteined hair is poofy and hard.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams