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Old 06-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
 
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Default Humectant and Protein Free Suggestions

I have fine, porous hair and live in an area with very high dew points year round. Does anyone have any suggestions for humectant and protein free co-washes, RO's, and styling products? Everything I find has protein and humectants.
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High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
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Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB
DT: GVP CB
PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
 
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If you have porous fine hair, you probably don't need to avoid protein. Also - I wouldn't overly worry about humectants in products you rinse out. But for stylers, a couple suggestions from products I've tried: KCCC (no/low humectants, no protein), Shea Moisture Curl Milk (no/low humectants, but contains silk protein), HETMS and HETT mousses, AIF gel, BRHG (has some protein). FSG is also a good choice - this is on my to-try list but I haven't gotten around to making a batch yet. Hope that helps a bit!
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
 
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Basically everything that wavymom said ^_^
Fine porous hair could really benefit from protein (you don't have to go crazy with it) to boost your curls.
If you decide to make FSG make sure you use a LOT, and you'll probably need to use some other product with it (maybe a mousse?) because it doesn't have a very strong hold.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
 
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Thanks ladies! I'm not neccessarily avoiding proteins, but just about everything I have has protein so I don't want to overdo it. Also all the protein products have a lot of humectants, mainly glycerin which my hair seems to loathe. I'll definitely try the FSG!
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Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
Modified CG since 5/26/12
Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB
DT: GVP CB
PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB
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