Did you clarify before ditching shampoo?

The coated waxy feeling is often described when hard water is involved. CO washing generally doesn't work well in hard water...low-poo is usually required (or regular no-poo treatments of bs/ACV). 'Regular' can mean even just once a week - it depends on your hair and you water.

Depending on what condish you are using, protein could be an issue.

And if most of your hair is low-po, you need to utilize gentle heat to really help the moisture absorb - steam, warm water, diffuse dry.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.