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Old 11-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #8
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Deva products have their fair share of protein and the coconut oil may be holding on to the protein like crazy glue... Which can dry u out...With that said u may need to rotate in some protein-less moisturizing products to balance things out. Maybe a new curl cream, gel or leave in? Protein overload?
These are the ingredients in the DevaCare ArcAnGEL. Is it the peptides that are the proteins (I underlined them)?

Water (Aqua, Eau), VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Citrus Aurentium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, DMDM Hydantoin, Aminomethyl Propanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)


These are the ingredients in the DevaCare One Condition. I don't notice anything that looks protein-like to me. Am I missing something?

Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl Esters, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Aurentium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)



I'm gonna try rotating in some other products and see if there's an effect. I'm thinking of trying some things from the Curl Junkie line.
While "hydrolyzed", "protein", "amino acids" and other obvious proteins like soy milk or gelatin /collagen are fairly easy to spot, herbal extracts can also function as proteins. Plants have protein in them, so herbal (plant) extracts do too. They aren't generally as much of an issue as the "obvious" proteins, but can be problematic for some.

Some can use glycerin regardless of dewpoint, while others can't use it at all, or can in only certain dewpoints. If I don't want dry, frizzy hair, I avoid it in gels until dews are at least 40, preferably 50 or higher. It seems to be ok for me in conditioners /leaveins if they have a higher amount of oils or butters than glycerin in them.
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