I try to avoid using glycerin because it leaves a sticky residue on my hair and scalp. One summer I used a product that had a very high glycerin content and I my hair was a disaster. I styled my hair the night before using this particular product thinking that my hair would have dried the next morning. Boy was I wrong! My hair had the worst feeling ever—it was damp, sticky, and oily. Never again!
I usually use hair gels; hair styling milks, lightweight leave in conditioners, or leave in detangling sprays. As a result, I am left with soft, lightweight, moisturized curls.
I avoid using heavy butters in the summertime because the oils from the butters have a tendency to weigh my hair down. The heavier products also produce an oily residue that will not completely absorb in my hair. I like lighter products that will moisturize my hair without weighing it down.
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