I read this comment last night before washing my hair so being I am a product junkie I browsed through to see if I had a conditioner/oil/cream combo that did not have glycerin. I figured it would be worth trying to see if things get better over a period of time. I used Giovanni Deep Conditioner as a leave-in, grapeseed oil and Shea Moisture Curl and Styling Milk (not the smoothie). So far, so good. I have not seen any new midshaft splits in excess. I expect a few because it will take time. But I did notice that especially when I was heavy handed with glycerin products, my hair seemed like it got worse. So I thought I would try. If you have dry hair like mine maybe try that combo for a while. Or you could do almond or jojoba oil as well. I tend to do loc method and co-wash a lot because my hair loves water but it gets greasy with constant layering.