thanks for the suggestion. It's hard to imagine my hair being overconditioned, since it looks so dry. If that is the case, would a clarifying rinse (lemon aid or ACV) put me back in order?

I have no idea where the addiction to wired started...I just know that nothing else I try gives me clumpy ringlets at the ends. And oddly enough it doesn't do that well in the rest of my hair - just the ends. (weird, I know - and after reading up on no-poo'ing and 'cones and whatnot, I'm sure it's probably a no-no since one of the first ingredients is wax. But where I use it isn't where I'm having the problem, so who knows.... )