My hair hates Aloe, Glycerin, etc.

For whatever reason since I had my daughter my hair seems to hate more and more things esp. Aloe and Glycerin (in small amounts it's ok) it hates other humectants as well anyone have advice on things to avoid or things that work well? Thanks
Two of my staples are CJ's CIAB and Beauticurls leave-in neither of which have glycerin or aloe. I use Tresemme Naturals conditioner which has aloe in it but my hair loves for some reason. It's a pain trying to find stuff that doesn't have humectants .
3b in South Australia.
What are your hair properties (now not in the past), and are you considering your humidity/ dew points when making product selections? How do you know the humectants are at fault in products containing a huge range of ingredients? Are you properly balancing them with emollients and hydrolysed protein?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I believe my hair properties are medium porosity, medium density, and I would say I have mixed width or somewhere between coarse and fine (I have a fairly good mixture of both).

Anytime I use conditioners or styling products with Aloe, glycerin, or sorbitol in the top 5 ingredients my hair is rock hard and tacky. Granted I live in Oklahoma which at times can be humid (I grew up in D.C. and when people say it's "humid" in Oklahoma that doesn't mean much to me). So that being said I live in an environment that tends to be on the dryer side which might lead to the humectant using issue... although Aloe used to not be a problem and I'm not sure why it is all of the sudden in the last 9 months or so. In addition it should also be said that we have fairly hard water which doesn't help the issue. I used to use and make flaxseed gel for over a year. I stopped using it because with 3 kids I just didn't get around to making it and tried to return to it which apparent my hair also dislikes this as well. I'm wondering if it's hormonal changes after all 3 children and I'm getting older too.

I also use a protein conditioner about once a week or so because my curls start to go slightly limp if I don't.
I believe my hair properties are medium porosity, medium density, and I would say I have mixed width or somewhere between coarse and fine (I have a fairly good mixture of both).

Anytime I use conditioners or styling products with Aloe, glycerin, or sorbitol in the top 5 ingredients my hair is rock hard and tacky. Granted I live in Oklahoma which at times can be humid (I grew up in D.C. and when people say it's "humid" in Oklahoma that doesn't mean much to me). So that being said I live in an environment that tends to be on the dryer side which might lead to the humectant using issue... although Aloe used to not be a problem and I'm not sure why it is all of the sudden in the last 9 months or so. In addition it should also be said that we have fairly hard water which doesn't help the issue. I used to use and make flaxseed gel for over a year. I stopped using it because with 3 kids I just didn't get around to making it and tried to return to it which apparent my hair also dislikes this as well. I'm wondering if it's hormonal changes after all 3 children and I'm getting older too.

I also use a protein conditioner about once a week or so because my curls start to go slightly limp if I don't.
Originally Posted by abstractcurls
Can be hormones, nutrition issues are very common in busy new mothers, change in the weather, one off heat styling or colour that was a bit harsher than usual, neglect of hair increasing porosity ... lots of possible reasons and any combination is possible.

Have you done a chelating wash lately given you have hard water? If that makes no difference follow with a couple of overnight coconut oil soaks on dry hair to help reduce porosity. You may want to alternate these with hardcore protein treatments to limit limpness. Also try more leave in conditioner under your gel to reduce hardness.

Could be worth getting a hair analysis from Komaza Care or Live Curly Live Free to confirm where your hair is at now.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I live near dc and my hair hates glycerin at times as well, I believe As I am Double butter cream has none, I use tresemme naturals it has aloe, but doesn't bother my hair oddly

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Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
It depends on hair, what type of hair you have. My daughter also never uses Aloe, Glycerine and other. She only uses conditioner and her hairs looks attractive without using these.

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