CurlTalk

Gel without humectants?

AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
After reading up on humectants, I've realized that I should be using a gel without/with little humectants. Anybody have any recommendations? Also, do KCCC and Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls have humectants?

Comments

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    cj pattern pusha

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Miss Jessie's has glycerin high on the list. It's the only humectant I personally avoid as it's a strong one. KCCC has aloe vera as the 2nd ingredient, which is also a humectant but not as potent. Depending on your hair, and dew points, aloe may work for you.

    Most of the gels in my signature do not have glycerin. But most do have aloe- my hair loves it, and I don't get the frizzies like I do with glycerin.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    Thank you! Also, do you know the difference between vegetable glycerin and glycerin? Because Shea Moisture has vegetable glycerin and my hair seems to love it! Just not regular glycerin
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Glycerin can be made from either vegetable oil or animal fat. The more natural companies that market to vegans use vegetable oil. There really is no difference in how they perform.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!