Rich moisturizing conditioner that is NOT full of proteins?

Hi all,

I'm looking for recommendations for a new moisturizing conditioner. I've been using Terax Crema and I like what it does to my hair, but I don't like its cost (yikes) or its smell (wet dog). I've learned over the last few months that my hair doesn't like protein, and it seems like most of the moisturizing conditioners I can find are full of protein.

So, what would you recommend as a moisturizing conditioner that's not too expensive and not too protein-y? I'd also appreciate links to other threads if you know where this question has been discussed before.

Thanks!
Hi Amandaque,

As far as I know there are not that many super rich, moisturizing Protein-free/low protein condishes out there. There are a lot of ingredients in products that contain hidden proteins (like algae extracts, coconut creme or coconut milk) so it's really difficult to know which products are not truly proteiny.

As far as I know the only protein free condishes that also moisturize are Curl Rehab and JC WDT. I also sent you a pm with more information.

I hope this helps.

Susan
~belasuna
3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
CG since 7/27/09
Bella Curl Products
CW: protein free-cleansing creme
CO: protein free MRcondish
Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
Lady of Elixir, Keeper of the Secret Blend, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
Hi Amandaque,

As far as I know there are not that many super rich, moisturizing Protein-free/low protein condishes out there. There are a lot of ingredients in products that contain hidden proteins (like algae extracts, coconut creme or coconut milk) so it's really difficult to know which products are not truly proteiny.

As far as I know the only protein free condishes that also moisturize are Curl Rehab and JC WDT. I also sent you a pm with more information.

I hope this helps.

Susan
Originally Posted by belasuna
The Curl Rehab is a HG for me! Its wonderfully moisturizing but light enough to use as a LI. I know some really like AOHSR (too much oil for me) as well.
Sulfate & Silcone Free since July 2009
2C-3A normal to high (ends) porosity, medium texture, lower end of med density
Currently experimenting with Water Only Washing and dropping stylers

Negative on: AOHR, mineral oil
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Hi Amandaque,

As far as I know there are not that many super rich, moisturizing Protein-free/low protein condishes out there. There are a lot of ingredients in products that contain hidden proteins (like algae extracts, coconut creme or coconut milk) so it's really difficult to know which products are not truly proteiny.

As far as I know the only protein free condishes that also moisturize are Curl Rehab and JC WDT. I also sent you a pm with more information.

I hope this helps.

Susan
Originally Posted by belasuna
The Curl Rehab is a HG for me! Its wonderfully moisturizing but light enough to use as a LI. I know some really like AOHSR (too much oil for me) as well.
Originally Posted by CurlyQMom
Just be aware that AOHSR has a some protein in the form of the jojoba oil (which contains protein).
~belasuna
3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
CG since 7/27/09
Bella Curl Products
CW: protein free-cleansing creme
CO: protein free MRcondish
Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
Lady of Elixir, Keeper of the Secret Blend, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
I use Devacare One C usually which I'm pretty sure doesn't have proteins. Also, for a cheaper alternative, I just picked up Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm and like it so far. It also does not have protein and is really moisturizing. I have really coarse 3b/3c/4a hair (lots of textures!) and it's working well for me. Good luck.
I personally love biolage conditioning balm.
I have tried more conditioners than i can count and i ALWAYS come back to this one.

You can get cheaper versions at Sally's, Walgreens and the Dollar Tree. (i use the sally's)

Ingredients: Water, propylene glycol, myristyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, decyl oleate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, fragrance, propylparaben, hexyl cinamal, rosemary leaf (rosmarinus officinalis) extract, golden seal (hydrastis canadensis) extract, fucus vesiculosus/bladderwrack, methyl-2-octnoate.
Hair Type: 3b /3a?.... medium texture, normal porosity

Conditioner:
Aussie Moist


Shampoo: Organix Shampoo

Other products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam Mousse, LA looks Sport gel, & whatever is cheapest for a frizz serum.



I'm with Happycurls on this one. LOVE BCB woo! Not sure if there are any hidden proteins in it, but I really love it! It's so moisturizing for my hair, esp when I use it as a deep treatment mixed with olive oil
3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

I My Hair
As some of the above posters have mentioned, Jessicurl WDT and CJ Curl Rehab are great...I think AOHR can be kind of hit and miss depending on whether your hair can tolerate the protein in the jojoba oil, and whether your hair likes oils. IIRC, AOWC doesn't have jojoba, but I could be wrong.

My hair doesn't like protein but it still loves Tigi Moisture Maniac conditioner! I has silk amino acids at the bottom of the list, but otherwise it's mostly fatty alcohols and behentrimonium methosulfate (amazing slip!). It has glycerin so some curlies avoid it, but I love it.
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
I also agree with the recommendation of AOHR - but I was always under the impression it was the wheatgerm oil, not the jojoba, which may cause issues for protein-sensitives. Also, if it's too heavy, you may benefit from watering it down slightly (1/3 water to 2/3 conditioner).

My hair's stupidly dry, so AOHR is a daily conditioner for me - I use Curl Rehab instead for a DT, which is also protein free.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
I also agree with the recommendation of AOHR - but I was always under the impression it was the wheatgerm oil, not the jojoba, which may cause issues for protein-sensitives. Also, if it's too heavy, you may benefit from watering it down slightly (1/3 water to 2/3 conditioner).

My hair's stupidly dry, so AOHR is a daily conditioner for me - I use Curl Rehab instead for a DT, which is also protein free.
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
My hair haaaates protein, but I never personally had issues with AOHR, but everyone is different! i also wanted to suggest AOWC, these two are my HGs!
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Thank you so much for all the suggestions!! I'm definitely going to try the Biolage Conditioning Balm and the Curl Rehab, and now possibly the Aubrey Organics ones as well. Mmmm... [drooling over new products...]

Belasuna, replied to you privately!

Happycurls and/or santini, have you compared the "real" Biolage to the knockoff versions? Is there a knockoff that you particularly like, or should I just try the real stuff first?

Thanks again, everyone!
I have never tried the GVP CB (knock-off version) but I hear mixed things about it. Many say that its just as good as the real thing, but others disagree. IMHO, I would give the real version a try if your budget allows so; it comes in a huge jar so it will last you a long time! Of course, I would also recommend the GVP version if you are on a tighter budget, even though I personally have never tried it.... can't hurt at a cheap price though, right?
3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

I My Hair
I have never tried the GVP CB (knock-off version) but I hear mixed things about it. Many say that its just as good as the real thing, but others disagree. IMHO, I would give the real version a try if your budget allows so; it comes in a huge jar so it will last you a long time! Of course, I would also recommend the GVP version if you are on a tighter budget, even though I personally have never tried it.... can't hurt at a cheap price though, right?
Originally Posted by santini
Good point -- I'll try the real stuff first so that I have a basis for comparing it to the knockoff.
And its very rich and dense (hence, why they sell it in a jar as opposed to a bottle) so from looking at your hair you probably won't need very much at all, as too much may weigh down the curls. I use a pretty good amount on myself, but then again, nothing weighs down this 'fro, lol! Which also means that if you only need a little at a time you get tons for your money. AND, its great for DT's as well, especially when you mix it with some olive oil. So, if for some reason you don't like it as a rinse-out or leave-in you can always use it for deep treatments!
3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

I My Hair

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