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humectant free gel

etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
hi,

I recently found out that using glycerin in the dry winter air makes my hair very frizzy. I'm now looking for a glycerin, and maybe even better, an humectant free gel. And that's harder than I tought it would be! Does anyone have suggestions?
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)

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  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    would KCCC or CJ curl queen be a good option?
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    Im not sure...Hopefuly someone will chime in...Im still confused on whats hemectant product...But I think CJCQ and KCCC either contain no glycerin or its low on the ingredient list...I love and use both of these gels...I seem to get glycerin induced frizz in high dews...


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    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:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • galebgaleb Posts: 7Registered Users
    How about flax seed gel, I don't think it has anything in it that would dry your hair out.
  • kasdenkasden Posts: 1,040Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use Aussie Instant Freeze. This summer our dews were really high, and now they're really low. This is the only gel that doesn't cause me any frizz. I've got about 4 tubes stashed! Glycerin is the only thing that really causes me problems. It's only around $3, so it's worth a try! I did a search on it and came up with this...
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    AIF:
    water, laureth 23, ppolyquaternium 4, hydroxyethylcellulose, benzyl alcohol, acrylates/beheneth 25 methacrylate copolymer, aminomethyl propanol, dmdm hydantoin, acrylates copolymer, fragrance, disodium edta, prunus serotina bark extract (wild cherry), humulus lupulus extract (hops), hedychium coronarium root extract (australian white ginger), panthenol

    Those are the humectants in the product, but there ones that don't get a lot of hype so I wouldn't be too worried about it. I'm still on the fence about panthenol since it's in freaking everything!

    ETA: I checked the ingredients on mine, they must have changed it. Here are the current ingredients (notice there's no panthenol in it anymore) water, laureth 23, ppolyquaternium 4, hydroxyethylcellulose, benzyl alcohol, acrylates/beheneth 25 methacrylate copolymer, aminomethyl propanol, dmdm hydantoin, fragrance, prunus serotina bark extract (wild cherry), acrylates copolymer, Disodium edta.
    2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

    "I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
  • tricellotricello Posts: 95Registered Users
    I think CJ's Pattern Pusha was designed to be a humectant free low dew/high dew gel. I got a bottle during the Black Friday sales and have been using it with good results. It is not HG status for me though because it makes my hair fluffy and full and I prefer the glossy and controlled look of glycerin products. The pic is me on Day 3 hair with PP.
    High Density, High Porosity, Medium Texture, 3B with some kink

    DT: SS DDMT - HG
    Lo-Poo: No Preference
    Co-wash: CJ Smoothing Conditioner
    RO: CJ Strengthening Conditioner - HG
    LI: CK Satin Roots
    Styler: CK Coil Jam
    Other Likes: Castor Oil; CK Twist Whip, MD CSC
    Dislikes: Wheat Protein; Aloe LIs or Stylers

  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    Jessicurl Confident Coils is another one.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    thanks for all the recommendations! I'll try jessicurl confident coils, CJ curl queen and kinky curly curling custard. The rest of it is (as far as I know) not available for me, because I live in the Netherlands. Thank you guys!
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    If you want a homemade gel, i eould try flaxseed gel - it's only water and flaxseed ...so i don't think that it would dry your hair out :)

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  • TheCurlSeekerTheCurlSeeker Posts: 10Registered Users
    I have discovered I have frizz problems with glycerin too and kinky curly knot today and curling custard have both been working great for me. Goddess Curls Gel has also given good results. It's so hard finding glycerin free stuff!
    Modified CG - No Sulfates, No Silicones

    Med to coarse, normal to high porosity, normal to high density. Likes protein, hates glycerin. 3A/Corkicelli

    Poos: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO: Yes2Carrots, Mill Creeks Botanicals (Henna & Keratin), AO Honeysuckle Rose, GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI: KC Knot Today (HG!), SM Milk, Y2C
    Stylers: KC Curling Custard (HG!), Goddess Curls Gel