How can I avoid hair sticks when the hair gets dried?

I am very skeptical with the length of my haircut. Actually my hair is thin, and despite of all the guidelines, this guy at salon just trimmed my hair way too short than I expected! I yelled at him, and he even didn’t charge me too much, as he was quite upset as well, but now I am facing this problem! My hair tends to stick out when it gets dried. I put a lot of castor oil in the night, as my mom advised me, but in morning when I shampoo my hair, it becomes the same straight stick kind of mess. It doesn’t look good with these pointed streaks over my head, and I use hair gel as well. At present, I am wearing a cap to let my hair be obscured, but I am in need of some tips to solve hair stick problem. Can somebody please help?