A very wise curly shared this with me
emollients are not really all that separate from proteins, humectants, and oils -- all of those things can be emollients. An emollient is simply whatever provides protection/smoothness/softness. So, that means there are different types of emollients, such as oils, humectants, silicones, fatty alcohols, esters, etc. The nature of your hair seems to determine which of these emollient forms will do best for you. For instance, jojoba oil might work beautifully for one person but fatty alcohols might be better for another. Texture and porosity determine which emollients will be right for any given head
I'm a coarse/normal-high porous head. My emollients are going to come from Shea butters, coconut oil, olive oil,fatty alcohols which are in my condish, honey, glycerin, even a little protein here & there like Panthenol and Silk which don't seem to bother me.....
Discovered CG 2007
2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive
Link-Spritz & Condish Washing
My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars
CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.