My hair is hard like gel?

After I wash my hair when it dries some bits are very frizzy and dry like hay and some bits clump together and stay sticky,hard and damp even, though I know i've washed everything out of my hair. Could it be product build up, should I clarify?
Sounds like you might be sensitive to protein. Do you have coarse/thick hair? Are there any proteins in your current hair products? I would put all the proteins down for a while and see how protein free hair products work out for you. And yes I would clarify.

And remember that even protein sensitive hair NEEDS proteins every once in a while, when your hair is back to normal you should still use some proteins every once in a while.

Here is a list of ingredients classified as protein:

Collagen, soybean seed extraxt and brewers yeast (hops) are also proteins. I've heard coconut oil, acai, avocado oil and olive oil MAY also act as protein.

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
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Last edited by Aqua_Lily; 01-17-2013 at 05:13 AM.
Another question is what type of water do you have...I have horrible Florida well water...therefore I cleanse with CJ daily fix appx every 3-5 washes..To remove the chemical deposits, however you will need a cleanser with EDTA in it to remove the harsh chemicals...I think a general lowpoo at least would be beneficial for you…then follow with maybe a few deep conditioner treatments...I agree with Aqua_Lily to eliminate the proteins for awhile...
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews

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