Glycerin causing frizz?

​I switched to the CG method a couple of months ago. I have 3A hair. I wash with Sheamoisture Coconut and Hibiscus shampoo, condition with the raw shea conditioner, use the raw shea masque as a DT, use th CH milk, and Curl Goddess gel. Within hours after my hair drys it is all frizzy. It also gets frizzy when i refresh my curls the next day. Could this be the glycerin in these products? Or do the products that I use not have enough hold?
Shea butter build up? When did you last clarify? If that helps you might try scaling back on oils and butters and more of the major emollients/ basic conditioning agents (fatty alcohols, cationic surfactants).
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 don't really remember there being glycerin in the Shea Moisture products. When I was using this line religiously I had a lot of frizz over time. I clarified, switched to a lighter shampoo/conditioner and my curls are doing much much much better! I would be leary of glycerin in your products right now if you have low dew points. Watch for it in your conditioners and gels.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I find that I tend to get frizz with products with protein. Shea products do contain proteins.

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
I actually clarified recently. All of the products that I use have some form of humectant except for the shampoo. It may be the protein causing the problem- never thought of that. Should I switch out all of my products? Everything seems to have protein and/or humectants. My curls are better since going CG but I never suffered from frizz when I used non CG approved products.
What difference did clarifying make, if any? Why do you use two stylers, what happens if you just use a leave in conditioner and gel?

I would clarify again then switch out one product at a time, start with leave in conditioner which obviously has the most contact with hair, then your gel because its also left in. Wash out products are less likely to be problematic or make a dramatic difference. Don't deep condition at all for now.
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
BTW hydrolysed protein is a weak humectant.
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
Yay. More humectants. Clarifying doesn't make any difference in my frizz. And I don't think I am protein sensitive. My hair feels great and my curls are bigger and bouncier than ever. This is my first time using all natural products. Not sure if I should expect them to work the same as all of those "bad" products I used before. My silicone filled mousse kept my hair frizz free and shiny. I really would rather use something natural though. I used to grab any can of mousse from the drugstore and slap it on my hair and I was good to go. Now I feel like I have to use so many more products to achieve the same results. Is that normal?
The whole protein sensitive/ craving drama is nonsense IMO, its a spectrum not extremes and people can need different amounts of protein at different times or weather conditions. Protein can still build up for those whose hair does well with it (not saying that is the case for you) - many need less protein in winter.

Silicones are king for faux shine and detangling, if you like that effect try to replicate the properties with other ingredients - natural oils, certainly protein, panthenol, flaxseed gel. All natural. Butters are less good for shine and friction reduction, but are good for softness.

Also look at the other ingredients of products you like: a conditioner should contain fatty alcohols and/ or cationic surfactants, even 'natural' ones do. You may prefer one family over the other. My porous/ coloured hair clumps best with fatty alcohols (and protein in summer).
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
Wow. This is a lot of work. My hair feels and looks great. It's just this frizz that appears an hour or two into the day. I guess it's going to take a bit of trial and error.
Most of us spent (wasted) years of our life and $$$$ from our bank on commercial products and mainstream haircare techniques. We just didn't think about what we were getting ourselves into as a tween, we thought the next shampoo would give us the Pantene models hair. Now you are older and wiser, and have people on forums trying to help (read: driving you crazy!).

I mentally gave over a year to Curly Girl, I knew my hair was damaged so I expected it to take time. Three or four years on I'm still experimenting and still getting frustrated, but I get WAY more compliments than I ever did before.
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
Thank your for your help. I really want to stick with the natural CG method. I have seen a great change in my curl pattern already. I will keep trying new things. I know I will find the perfect combo eventually.

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