I used to love LALSG but it stopped working for me. I now avoid glycerin. I use LA Looks Power Spikes. Hold is 12 (harder than LALSG), it's glycerin free but does have protein. I don't like it alone but I mix it with either AIF or HESMU and I get hold, shine and little frizz.
Only bad thing about it is the smell. It's a manly scent. Don't care for it but I've gotten used to it. When mixed, it quickly fades. I like the smell of LALSG much better!