I have that happen too. I can't use this without a leave-in and have tried twice with no luck. But I can use my co-wash as a leave-in. I have no idea why this would happen though.
I LOVE honey in this stuff. I used to use honey in a rinse I learned from DEL2C but had to stop when the dew point got low. However I've been putting about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp in my FSG and my hair loves it. I get great hold and don't have to use any other gel over the FSG. I hope this stuff works for me for summer too.