I don't understand the science of it, just have done a lot of reading on the 4's boards and blogs. My hair is finicky with glycerin it only likes it in the Summer but I can take low doses of it in normal dews. If you do search maybe you can find more info but what I have learned is that glycerin when combined with the wrong ingredients causes flaking. I don't know that it's the glycerin per se, just that it doesn't play well with everything and in high doses can cause flaking. Maybe try this gel without a LI you may not even need a LI anyway with your hair being that short and all.
2B waves/ fine-med texture/normal porosity( I think?) trying to figure out my protein needs
AOGPB, SS Caitlins, Garnier Body Boost Condish
CJ Daily Fix or KC Come Clean
CJ Curl Fix is true LOVE
Love all SS products
Donna Marie Miragelly & my own FSG