Thanks for the help, I will look over the few things I have and see what the labels read in that regard.

What about gel properties... Is there something I should be looking for in a gel with my issues in mind?

I'm not so sure about hard vs. softer hold...but, I tend to think I need the hardest hold possible because of the wilting. So I guess I will have to re-evaluate!

I don't seem to have a problem with hydrolyzed protein, it shows up in a lot of products I have used in the past with good results from those products.

If I'm not sure of my porosity, should I just assume it is normal for now?