corinna777... I was just looking into the curl keeper/KY liquid dupe possibilities last night. I believe I am going to grab a bottle next time I'm out and give it a try. The serum I used yesterday is mostly glycerin, but also has some cornstarch, a fatty alcohol, and a light oil (sunflower). My hair this morning isn't the slightest bit stiff or greasy, yet still has definition (I can tell just by feeling it will bounce right back with some rehydration) and is very soft. Heading on the right track now I think. Apparently less is more with my hair, and it likes glycerin. I just wish I had gone this route to begin with instead of the mess I have been dealing with for the last three months, all the money I wasted on product, and the nasty cystic breakout I had to deal with at my hairline.