Seems like a lot of tea tree! The recipe I use was only 6 drops of lavender and I added 6 of tea tree as well. Maybe cut back on that? Less agave might help with the stiffness. I put too much in my last batch of okra gel and it makes my hair feel coated.
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing