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
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG