Myrna, since CK has polyquats and glycerin, why you would need to eliminate those ingredients in a gel that you'll be using over it? To get the full effect of eliminating them, you would want to completely stop using all three for a week or so to see if your hair improves.
I have been avoiding glycerin in my styling products for the last month and have had awesome hair. Today, I decided to use Curl Keeper to see if I could use it (CK is my mid dew fave!). My experiment was confirmed- dews were in the 70s today and I had major frizz. No more glycerin in high dews for me!
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip