Yesterday, I used a gel I never use and it made my hair feel like wire after washing?

it was a brown gel but not the protein kind. It was only on my hair for about 12 hours. I used it because it was all I had in the house at the time. When I washed my hair this morning, my hair felt different. It felt very hard and wiry and my hair was harder to de tangle. I used conditioner but it still feels hard. Is there anything that I can do to restore my hair to it's normal soft state? Could the gel have caused damage? 

1 Answer

Most brown gels are formulated with proteins, so that may be why your hair is stiff. Also, it is important to layer a moisturizer or leave-in conditioner underneath.