My absolute favorite medium hold gel is Curl Junkie Curl Queen. It has protein, but I think it's in the middle of the ingredient list and no glycerin!
My hair doesn't always tolerate protein but it likes whatever's in this gel!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
shampoo: Redken Fresh Curls
rinse out: Elucence, CJ Curl Rehab
leave-in: SM Milk, Oyin Hair Dew
jellies/creams: UFD's CM, CJ CCCC
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP