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Old 03-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
 
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Default Is there a conditioner that is a Humectant?

My hair Porosity is low so I'm supposed to stick to protein free conditioners with Humectants to avoid build-up but every conditioner has the anti-humectant symbol on it. I used the search fields for humectants and only found one; a Sauve Humectant conditioner but it has Dimethiconol and Keratin in it. Are all conditioners naturally anti-humectant? What should I use? Help Please!

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
 
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The nc.com info on texture and porosity is the only place that I've ever seen that low porosity hair doesn't care for protein. Which is why I never give that link for people to use. My hair is fine/low porosity. It never met a protein it didn't like.

If you haven't had poor experiences with protein, I wouldn't stay away from it with medium hair. Your hair should tolerate it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
 
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Try adding put glycerin to any of ur fave conditioners. Be careful though, glycerin is a powerful humectant, and depending on where u live (dry conditions=no glycerin for some, wet conditions=glycerin parties for others), u may find new issues
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
 
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Most conditioners I've run across have glycerin, which is a humectant. I agree with Kathymack.... Unless you've had problems with proteins, I say go for it. I've got med-fine hair and my hair does very well with DevaCare One Condition.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
 
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And my hair analysis told me to stay away from protein.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
 
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Thank you all so much, I've been learning as much as I can the last few days.

It was very confusing that nc.com said to use a Humectant conditioner and then when I searched the conditoners they all said anit-humectant! I am realizing that by looking at the ingredients in a lot of them that they have humectants in them even though they dont have the humectant symbol, in fact most all have the anti-humectant symbol which added to my confusion. I wish they would add the humectant symbol to the conditoners that have humectants in them.

Thanks for the info on the proteins, I'm going to try with and without and see what the difference in my hair is, it's good to know that it may not be a big deal and I wouldnt have to avoid so many products.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:53 AM   #7
 
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Does anyone know the difference in the Moisture symbol which I see a lot and the Humectant symbol which is rare? It seems like they would both indicate the same thing doesnt it?
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