If it was a wax product they used on your hair Myrna, I bet it was Set It Free.
I've heard some curlies on here say that some alcohols are not drying (or not as drying?) to hair, but I don't know which ones.
This hairspray has alcohol very low on the ingredients list
Giovanni L.A. Hold Hair Spritz -- 5.1 fl oz - Vitacost
And this one claims no alcohol at all, but does contain parabens in case you avoid those
Honeybee Gardens Wheat Therapy Hair Spray -- 8 fl oz - Vitacost
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.