no matter what the ingredients are? my hair does get dried out with proteins and alcohol denat. but i now have a gel that is entirely cone free, protein free and alcohol free. (two types of gel in fact) and i find my hair does still feel dry even though it's well conditioned with a leave-in underneath. so is gel inherently drying?

cleanse: OS shampoo. PureNuffStuff cleanser.
condition: Aussie 3MM. Jessicurl Aloeba.
style: B2Basics GreenTeaGel. T&G Curl Balm. JCarter Nourish&Shine.

pw: curlywurly