Hair looks good, feels odd

I have a weird question for those of you who do CG: does your hair feel different than it did before? I've been doing CG for a week and my hair looks really good, but it feels odd. It feels different than it usually does, and it leaves a bit of an oily residue on my hands. Is this normal? I've realized I have no idea how well-moisturized hair is supposed to feel.

BTW, here's what I've been using in case anyone sees a connection:
CO Wash: Suave Green Apple
CO: Suave Green Apple and/or Nature's Gate Jojoba
Gel: Tressemme Bouncy Curls (has one PEG -cone, but I've read that should be water-soluable)

I've been CO-washing every other day, just water washing the other days. I can't do second-day hair at this length because my hair sticks up EVERYWHERE when I wake up like Sideshow Bob!
Do you only clip at the root? My hair is fine and plastered to my head on top after I put products in and scrunch so I must literally unplaster and choose where to place clips. I was also told to place them like clothes pins but I am such a novice at this!
Oops sorry this was supposed to be a separate post! I'll try again!
My hair does feel differnt...softer and more healthy. I love it! But I don't think it should leave an oily residue on your hands, maybe that's too much of something. I wonder if it's the jojoba...I couldn't use it on my hair because it seemed greasy. Do you use it as a leave-in? Some one with more experience may be able to help.

As for 2nd day, I pull mine up at night in a scrunchie at the top of my head and sleep on a satin pillowcase. The next moring I can usually fluff and go or use a bit of conditioner mixed with water to lightly spritz and scrunch in some Bioterra Curl Cream.
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
leave-in/dt: gvp cb
stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

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Your hair is probably still adjusting, but if you go a little easier on the conditioner it might clear up faster? Weird things happen while hair is adjusting to a completely different method of care, though, so it's al ittle hard to say, I think...

fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
CGish since 10-16-08
Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer
Thanks for the responses so far! Just for clarity, I use Nature's Gate Jojoba Conditioner (not straight jojoba oil) to condition my hair. I use it as a rinse-out and leave-in conditioner--I rinse it out, then rake about a nickel sized blob through my hair to leave in.
I'd second the suggestion you're probably still adjusting. Well-moisturised hair won't feel oily when dry - it'll feel like, well, hair. I know that's not that helpful, but my hair, which (I think) is finally in good condition feels sort of like it did before - just not dry. It feels firmer, almost like there's more substance to it, and it no longer feels like feathery straw on the ends. So I say if you're finding it oily, especially only a week in, then you're probably still adjusting. If it gets annoying, though, you can lo-poo a few times a week to sort of ease your scalp and hair into CG. That's what I ended up doing (more by accident than design) and that'll slowly get your scalp accustomed to not being stripped of moisture rather than do it all at once.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
Thanks everyone! It feels a lot more normal today - I think it may have just been adjusting to not using shampoo. I'm really liking CG so far!

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