I just can't figure it out, why my hair feels so nasty or what to do next. And I'm fairly intelligent (most of the time!) I've been using the search function in the Products section but it hasn't been very helpful. Like lcl says, I am going a bit insane learning about every ingredient in all these products. You all have been very helpful in teaching me, thank you! Maybe I'm over-thinking it.

I think I will try stopping the Suave next...like Mrs Bachemin says, there are extracts/oils which have protein in all of them so maybe that is the cause. Btw, thanks for telling me about that ingredient and Sunshine thread, I did see others didn't like it as well. I just don't know how sensitive I am, or which ones specifically I'm reacting to. Should be getting a few new things I ordered in the mail tomorrow...wish me luck...
CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length

Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens