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Old 12-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
 
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I recently found out that using glycerin in the dry winter air makes my hair very frizzy. I'm now looking for a glycerin, and maybe even better, an humectant free gel. And that's harder than I tought it would be! Does anyone have suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
 
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would KCCC or CJ curl queen be a good option?
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highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

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SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
 
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Im not sure...Hopefuly someone will chime in...Im still confused on whats hemectant product...But I think CJCQ and KCCC either contain no glycerin or its low on the ingredient list...I love and use both of these gels...I seem to get glycerin induced frizz in high dews...


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My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #4
 
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How about flax seed gel, I don't think it has anything in it that would dry your hair out.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:14 AM   #5
 
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I use Aussie Instant Freeze. This summer our dews were really high, and now they're really low. This is the only gel that doesn't cause me any frizz. I've got about 4 tubes stashed! Glycerin is the only thing that really causes me problems. It's only around $3, so it's worth a try! I did a search on it and came up with this...

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water, laureth 23, ppolyquaternium 4, hydroxyethylcellulose, benzyl alcohol, acrylates/beheneth 25 methacrylate copolymer, aminomethyl propanol, dmdm hydantoin, acrylates copolymer, fragrance, disodium edta, prunus serotina bark extract (wild cherry), humulus lupulus extract (hops), hedychium coronarium root extract (australian white ginger), panthenol

Those are the humectants in the product, but there ones that don't get a lot of hype so I wouldn't be too worried about it. I'm still on the fence about panthenol since it's in freaking everything!
ETA: I checked the ingredients on mine, they must have changed it. Here are the current ingredients (notice there's no panthenol in it anymore) water, laureth 23, ppolyquaternium 4, hydroxyethylcellulose, benzyl alcohol, acrylates/beheneth 25 methacrylate copolymer, aminomethyl propanol, dmdm hydantoin, fragrance, prunus serotina bark extract (wild cherry), acrylates copolymer, Disodium edta.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
 
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I think CJ's Pattern Pusha was designed to be a humectant free low dew/high dew gel. I got a bottle during the Black Friday sales and have been using it with good results. It is not HG status for me though because it makes my hair fluffy and full and I prefer the glossy and controlled look of glycerin products. The pic is me on Day 3 hair with PP.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
 
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Jessicurl Confident Coils is another one.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
 
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thanks for all the recommendations! I'll try jessicurl confident coils, CJ curl queen and kinky curly curling custard. The rest of it is (as far as I know) not available for me, because I live in the Netherlands. Thank you guys!
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highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #9
 
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If you want a homemade gel, i eould try flaxseed gel - it's only water and flaxseed ...so i don't think that it would dry your hair out

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
 
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I have discovered I have frizz problems with glycerin too and kinky curly knot today and curling custard have both been working great for me. Goddess Curls Gel has also given good results. It's so hard finding glycerin free stuff!
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