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10 Glycerin-Free Natural Hair Styling Products

As the temperature starts to cool down in the fall, many naturals might start to look for glycerin-free natural hair products that will keep their hair moisturized during the cold season.

Glycerin is used in many hair products as a humectant to bring moisture into your hair from the environment. It also creates a barrier to lock in moisture so that your hair stays soft and moisturized for as long as possible.

Glycerin can be good or bad for your hair depending on the type of environment that you’re in. This is because, in the right environment, glycerin can draw moisture into your hair and help it to retain moisture.
For glycerin to really do its job of moisture retention, the humidity level in your environment has to be about 70% or higher. However, if you live in a dry environment where humidity is less than the 70% mark, then your hair might not want to be anywhere near glycerin.
Personally, for me and some other naturals, my hair responds to glycerin-based products the same way all year-long. However, some naturals have experienced dry, lifeless hair when they use glycerin in the cold season.
If you have a hair type that does not like glycerin in the fall and winter, I have compiled a list of recommended styling products that you can use in your hair without compromising the look and feel of your hair.
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If you find a discontinued product on this list, please do let me know so I can keep this post updated. I’d also like to inform you that brands change their product packaging from time to time, which means that the product picture in this post might look a bit different from the retailers’ website at the time you decide to make a purchase.

It’s also worth noting that brands sometimes change their product formula for reasons best known to them. This means that the product formula might have changed by the time you decide to make a purchase. If such happens, please let me know so I can keep the post updated.

1. Alikay Naturals Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer

Alikay Naturals - glycerin free natural hair products

Product Promise: Shea Yogurt hair moisturizer delivers moisture and more moisture to hydrate even the driest hair while using quality ingredients. This specially-formulated moisturizer leaves your hair softer, shinier, and more manageable than ever.

Customer Review: “My hair usually gets very dry soon after wash and style day. I used this shea yogurt and my hair remains moisturized for so much longer than any other product I’ve tried!”

2. Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter

Camille Rose - glycerin free natural hair styling product
Product Promise: Hydrate. Soften. Strengthen. Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter is a must-have that will leave your twists soft, strengthened, and elongated while holding your style! Butter your curls with this supremely soft styling cream with whisked-in smoothing almond milk and sweet honey droplets. This light and moisturizing butter works well for any age.

Customer Review: “I placed this order for my mom who loves the Camille Rose product line because it makes her hair so soft!”

3. Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Kinky Curly - glycerin free natural hair styling product
Product Promise: Curling Custard gives moisture and curl definition, hold, and brilliant shiny hair! An all-in-one product that will simplify the styling process and provide you with the best value for your dollar! This high-performance product is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Utilizing the humectant properties of the agave nectar, curling custard will give weight to your hair, define your curls, remove frizz, provide long-lasting hold and shine without ever being greasy, crunchy or drying.

Customer Review: “One of the few products that give true 4c hair coily definition and also useful for when just twirling the hair around the index finger to get curls.”

4. TGIN Twist & Define Cream

TGIN - Glycerin Free Natural Hair Styling Product

Product Promise: Enriched with coconut and Vitamin E oils, TGIN Twist & Define Cream helps to create smooth, shiny well-defined twists and twist outs while giving strong hold and lasting curl definition.

Customer Review: “So after being natural for years, this product was amazing on my hair. A regular twist out looks like tons of beautiful curls. My hair is soft, bouncy, and shiny. I’m excited and will try the entire product line.”

5. Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist-n-Shout Cream 

Curls - glycerin free natural hair product for 4c hairProduct Promise: Looking for the perfect product for the perfect twist/braid out? Look no further. Blueberry Bliss Twist N Shout Cream adds the sheen, moisture, and definition you crave.

Customer Review: “This is the best curl cream I have come across. The twist out is amazing and last longer. It’s easy to use and smells good!”

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6. Miche Beauty Bounce Curl Defining Cream

Miche Beauty - glycerin free natural hair products

Product Promise: Bounce is a one & done styling cream that can be used alone to achieve the perfect balance of bouncy, defined, shiny, and hydrated hairstyles such as wash and go’s, twist-outs, braid-outs, or any style where you are looking for amazing definition without the crunch! No need to pair a leave-in conditioner with this product.

Customer Review: “I absolutely love the way Miche Leave in and Bounce cream defines my curls. Leaves my curls hydrated and defined” 

7. The Mane Choice Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote 24 Karat Glistening Gold Twisting Gel

The Mane Choice - glycerin free 4c hair products

Product Promise:24 Karat Glistening Gold Twisting Gel is a unique, innovative gel that delivers amazing definition and shine, while softening the hair.

Customer Review: “I absolutely love this product when i wear my hair curly it adds a unique shine to it and it holds my curls in place. Even when i dont wear my hair curly and put it in my everyday bun lol it still adds life to my hair. This is a must have.” 

8. Tailored Beauty Curl Antidote Curling Cream
Tailored Beauty - glycerin free natural hair curl defining cream

Product Promise: Our Curl Antidote Curling Cream is specially formulated to create beautiful textured hairstyles while nourishing each strand. The antidote for a light moisturized hold for your favorite textured hairstyles.

Customer Review: “For starters this product smells really good. I just started using it and my hair absorbs the product so well. This product combined with my moisturizer mist are hydration duos.”

9. Miche Beauty Quenched Hydrating & Twisting Butter

Miche Beauty - glycerin free styling product

Product Promise: Quenched is an extra hydrating butter that replenishes and revitalizes dry, thirsty hair. This butter crème can also be used as a light-hold styler to achieve defined and moisturized braid and twist outs.

Customer Review: “Miche products leave my 4c hair soft manageable and super-defined.”

10. Strands of Faith Twisting Butter

Strands of Faith - Glycerin free natural hair products

Product Promise: This twisting butter is thick but very creamy and will provide soft, hydrated twists/curls. Many naturals have claimed that they have gotten over 9 days of moisturized hair with the twisting butter alone. It was specifically formulated for Naturals who have a hard time maintaining the moisture levels in their hair. It will give your strands the moisture they need and provide soft, shiny, and manageable hair.

Customer Review: “Never have I ever had a definition like this. My style can last for 3-4 weeks and my hair is still moisturized.”


Which of these products have you tried? Which one will you be trying? Let me know in the comments. 

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