If Shea Moisture is a problem it's as likely to be the shea butter as anything else, that is known to build up or weigh down some hair types. This 'protein analogues' stuff sounds like pseudoscience to me, is there any published research on this?

The vast range of ingredients being blamed have completely different methods of affecting the hair, you might think you have similar symptoms it doesn't mean you have the same diagnosis.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I agree that it can be a multitude of things. Besides the protein, I truly believe my hair dislikes SheaMoisture because of all the heavy shea, coconut and aloe.

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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
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