Can Vegetable Glycerin cause frizz & greasy feeling?

Hi Curlies,
Need a little help again...
I tried CJ CCCC which so many people rave about and it made my hair feel a little greasy (but not weighed down) and I'm pretty frizzy with not very good curl definition or clumpage.

Yesterday I tried Donna Marie Curling Jelly and the same thing minus the greasiness...

I see they both have vegetable glycerin and someone once told me (when my hair freaked out with BioTera Curl Cream) that my hair may not like glycerin and is most likely causing my crazy frizz and less curl definition...

Any thoughts? Will your hair react the same way to both vegetable glycerin and glycerin? I've noticed some of my pre CG conditoners had glycerin too but I don't think I've ever felt this greasyness and frizzyness when I used those... maybe because I rinsed out? or used silicones to calm it?

Just trying to figure out what my hair likes and doesn't like so I can get my pretty curls back...

Thanks in advance for your help!!!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

My hair hates glycerine in anything but curl keeper in moderation. But, my hair loves aloe vera gel and I put it in before I put in my homemade FSG. Fab hair everyday. I know it seems crazy to make your own gel but I really like it.
Cynthia
We had some discussion here when to stop using humectants? about glycerin. I used to think there was a difference between the two but there really isn't. It all depends on the formulation of the product just like any other ingredient. If your dew points are low it's possible your hair is reacting to the humectant properties of Glycerin and causing frizz from your stylers. You may or may not notice it in your conditioner.
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I can't use glycerin in any products. It makes my hair go flat, frizzy, and poufy. When I first went CG and my hair was terribly damaged, I loved glycerin. Now that it's all healthy new hair, glycerin is terrible for me.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
I can't use glycerin in any products. It makes my hair go flat, frizzy, and poufy. When I first went CG and my hair was terribly damaged, I loved glycerin. Now that it's all healthy new hair, glycerin is terrible for me.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
That's interesting Lolo, my hair isn't damaged but it sure loves Gycerin. It calms my frizz and poof, without CK I have a really hard time keeping my hair under control!
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
We had some discussion here when to stop using humectants? about glycerin. I used to think there was a difference between the two but there really isn't. It all depends on the formulation of the product just like any other ingredient. If your dew points are low it's possible your hair is reacting to the humectant properties of Glycerin and causing frizz from your stylers. You may or may not notice it in your conditioner.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Thanks DEL2C! I'll check out that thread... I'm in Austin and the dew points definitely fluctuate (the weather here is nuts!)... dew point today is 54. I feel like everytime I've tried something that frizzes my hair, it turns out it has glycerin and my hair feels greasy...

I realized LVPNG has glycerin too but my hair loves that stuff, so yeah maybe I don't notice it in conditioners. I really wanted to try CK but now I'm not so sure.

I also have been trying tons of different things (soap bars, new condish, custards, creams, jellies and gels) and at one time too so I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to what the problem is. I think I may have to do some experimenting and try to keep some stuff consistant.

Thanks! -MF
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

We had some discussion here when to stop using humectants? about glycerin. I used to think there was a difference between the two but there really isn't. It all depends on the formulation of the product just like any other ingredient. If your dew points are low it's possible your hair is reacting to the humectant properties of Glycerin and causing frizz from your stylers. You may or may not notice it in your conditioner.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Thanks DEL2C! I'll check out that thread... I'm in Austin and the dew points definitely fluctuate (the weather here is nuts!)... dew point today is 54. I feel like everytime I've tried something that frizzes my hair, it turns out it has glycerin and my hair feels greasy...

I realized LVPNG has glycerin too but my hair loves that stuff, so yeah maybe I don't notice it in conditioners. I really wanted to try CK but now I'm not so sure.

I also have been trying tons of different things (soap bars, new condish, custards, creams, jellies and gels) and at one time too so I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to what the problem is. I think I may have to do some experimenting and try to keep some stuff consistant.

Thanks! -MF
Originally Posted by MFritter7
Forgot to mention too that we're at 100% humidity today too... ugh! But yesterday we had much less humidity and I'm not sure what the dew point was but same frizzy problem...
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

Thats it flat frizzy and poofy at the same time and oily looking. I have to shampoo it out or my hair is wrecked for a week. You know when shampoo makes it better it's bad LOL
Cynthia
I can't use glycerin in any products. It makes my hair go flat, frizzy, and poufy. When I first went CG and my hair was terribly damaged, I loved glycerin. Now that it's all healthy new hair, glycerin is terrible for me.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
That's interesting Lolo, my hair isn't damaged but it sure loves Gycerin. It calms my frizz and poof, without CK I have a really hard time keeping my hair under control!
Originally Posted by DEL2C
My hair is has low porosity. I have one spot on my head that seems to absorb no water when I wash my hair. Maybe that's the difference? It's also pretty fine.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
My styling products for today had NO glycerin (HEBE mousse, tiny dab of AOMM & HETT gel) and my hair is much more tame... I still have some frizz but I actually think that's due to not enough moisture, it feels a little dry and definitely not the greasy feeling from yesterday.

So I think for now I'm concluding that my hair does not like glycerin. I'll stay away and see if I can get great w/o using glycerin... if not I may experiement a little more in a few months. I really wanted to try my CK...

Anyone know of any great glycerin free curl creams, custards and gels?

I think KCCC is glycerin free right? I just wish it didn't take so long to dry!

Thanks for the help! -MF
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

OK, now Curl Keeper is an exception to the rule. Don't ask me why but it works. I apply my products and at the end squeeze CK on all the ends of my curls for zero frizz. Now if you were using a whole bunch of Glycerine give it a few days to get out of your hair (I had to shampoo it out) with the cleansing you are doing so you get a clear try on the ck. Love CK love love,
Cynthia
FOTE first, Homemade FSG, Ck= perfect hair even in 100% humidity in Florida
OK, now Curl Keeper is an exception to the rule. Don't ask me why but it works. I apply my products and at the end squeeze CK on all the ends of my curls for zero frizz. Now if you were using a whole bunch of Glycerine give it a few days to get out of your hair (I had to shampoo it out) with the cleansing you are doing so you get a clear try on the ck. Love CK love love,
Cynthia
FOTE first, Homemade FSG, Ck= perfect hair even in 100% humidity in Florida
Originally Posted by curlpro
Thanks Cynthia! I think I have a FOTE travel size somewhere I can try with some gel and CK. I'll wait a bit to try it out though. Can I buy FSG anywhere? I just don't have the time to attempt making it..

Any other glycerin free products you've tried that have worked for you?

Thanks!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

Curlkeeper contains Glycerin but it also has co-polymers added as well as other ingredients. It's impossible to know exactly how your hair will react unless you try it. Try not to get too hung up on specific ingredients and go for product formulation instead My hair reacts very differently to straight Glycerin then when it's mixed with other ingredients, it's really weird..............
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Curlkeeper contains Glycerin but it also has co-polymers added as well as other ingredients. It's impossible to know exactly how your hair will react unless you try it. Try not to get too hung up on specific ingredients and go for product formulation instead My hair reacts very differently to straight Glycerin then when it's mixed with other ingredients, it's really weird..............
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Ok thanks DEL2C! What are co-polymers by the way? I feel like I need a serious chemistry lesson to figure all this shhh-tuff out! High school chemisty was a long time ago!!!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

Curlkeeper contains Glycerin but it also has co-polymers added as well as other ingredients. It's impossible to know exactly how your hair will react unless you try it. Try not to get too hung up on specific ingredients and go for product formulation instead My hair reacts very differently to straight Glycerin then when it's mixed with other ingredients, it's really weird..............
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Ok thanks DEL2C! What are co-polymers by the way? I feel like I need a serious chemistry lesson to figure all this shhh-tuff out! High school chemisty was a long time ago!!!
Originally Posted by MFritter7
copolymers are what give Gels Hold


http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...about-hair-gel
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Curlkeeper contains Glycerin but it also has co-polymers added as well as other ingredients. It's impossible to know exactly how your hair will react unless you try it. Try not to get too hung up on specific ingredients and go for product formulation instead My hair reacts very differently to straight Glycerin then when it's mixed with other ingredients, it's really weird..............
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Ok thanks DEL2C! What are co-polymers by the way? I feel like I need a serious chemistry lesson to figure all this shhh-tuff out! High school chemisty was a long time ago!!!
Originally Posted by MFritter7
copolymers are what give Gels Hold


http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...about-hair-gel
Originally Posted by DEL2C
AH HA! Thanks!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

For glycerin-free stylers, I have KCCC, BRHG, MGA Mega Sculpting Gel, and Komaza Coconut Curl products.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
And you can order FSG from Boticelli Botanicals on Etsy.

Here's the link. I recommend BB--she's great! If it doesn't work just look up www.etsy.com and go to sellers in the drop down and put BotticelliBotanicals

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id...ller_usernames
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
And you can order FSG from Boticelli Botanicals on Etsy.

Here's the link. I recommend BB--she's great! If it doesn't work just look up www.etsy.com and go to sellers in the drop down and put BotticelliBotanicals

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id...ller_usernames
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Thats what I was going to reccomend as well. The ladies seem to like it here a lot.
Cynthia
And you can order FSG from Boticelli Botanicals on Etsy.

Here's the link. I recommend BB--she's great! If it doesn't work just look up www.etsy.com and go to sellers in the drop down and put BotticelliBotanicals

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id...ller_usernames
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Thats what I was going to reccomend as well. The ladies seem to like it here a lot.
Cynthia
Originally Posted by curlpro
Great! Thanks ladies!
~~~ CG: 9/23/09 ~~~
Hair Type: 3a/3b, Fine-med, re-assessing my porosity (avg to low maybe???)
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries & Cream
Rinse-out/Leave-In: LVPNG, AOHR/Giovanni DLI
What's working: KCCC, AOMM, Pantene Curls Mousse, AO-B5 gel
Trying: Soap bars, Nexxus protein treatments, CJCCC, Dutchess of Curls, any HE mousse and gel, BRHG.... open to other suggestions!
* Hair appears to freak out with glycerin
* Diffuser Dependent

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