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mermaidwaves 05-21-2013 09:54 PM

Wheat germ oil
 
Does wheat germ oil count as a protein? I once used a treatment that had it high up on the ingredients list and it felt like a protein treatment-a heavy one at that. So I'm just curious, does it act like a protein?

The conditioner I'm currently using to co-wash with (CJ smoothing) has some near the bottom of the list, and that would be awesome if it is a protein because my hair loves protein in small doses.

redcelticcurls 05-21-2013 11:14 PM

The oil won't, though germ itself will.

redcelticcurls 05-21-2013 11:16 PM

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...wheat-germ-oil

Firefox7275 05-22-2013 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mermaidwaves (Post 2172567)
Does wheat germ oil count as a protein? I once used a treatment that had it high up on the ingredients list and it felt like a protein treatment-a heavy one at that. So I'm just curious, does it act like a protein?

The conditioner I'm currently using to co-wash with (CJ smoothing) has some near the bottom of the list, and that would be awesome if it is a protein because my hair loves protein in small doses.

Oils are fats not proteins, they cannot and do not behave the same, one is water repellant the other is water attracting. There are lists of proteins here on the NC 'curl chemist' articles and on the Natural Haven blog.

Too often people identify the wrong ingredients from a huge ingredients list as the one that makes their hair feel terrible or great, half the time there is so little present as to make no difference, or it's down to the pH or ingredients much higher up the list. If wheatgerm oil is low on your CO-wash and you are rinsing that product out thoroughly I doubt it will be doing much of anything.

rapunzel4ever 05-22-2013 05:15 AM

@Mermaidwaves: I think it does act as a protein. When I make my own DT I add a bit of wheat germ oil and it works like a PT for me. How and why I don't know.. buy I noticed the same as you did ;-)

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redcelticcurls 05-22-2013 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2172631)
Quote:

Originally Posted by mermaidwaves (Post 2172567)
Does wheat germ oil count as a protein? I once used a treatment that had it high up on the ingredients list and it felt like a protein treatment-a heavy one at that. So I'm just curious, does it act like a protein?

The conditioner I'm currently using to co-wash with (CJ smoothing) has some near the bottom of the list, and that would be awesome if it is a protein because my hair loves protein in small doses.

Oils are fats not proteins, they cannot and do not behave the same, one is water repellant the other is water attracting. There are lists of proteins here on the NC 'curl chemist' articles and on the Natural Haven blog.

Too often people identify the wrong ingredients from a huge ingredients list as the one that makes their hair feel terrible or great, half the time there is so little present as to make no difference, or it's down to the pH or ingredients much higher up the list. If wheatgerm oil is low on your CO-wash and you are rinsing that product out thoroughly I doubt it will be doing much of anything.

Totally agree with that last paragraph.


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