See, I am having another Duh moment. Of course i'm RCC.
Myristal alcohol is a fatty one and can be good in general. But, it is oddly drying on me, and I am not sure why. I just avoid it. Jaemaria first gave me a clue because she said that it was drying on her.
Before I found Aubrey and Kinky Curly, I was using a protein free line that was heavy on the myristal alcohols. It started out great, but then became very drying. for the life of me I could not figure it out until I read about Jaemaria's experience. I cut that ingredient out from regular use and it seemed to help.