UPDATED: Protein-free Conditioners List

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I thought I'd do an updated list of protein free conditioners since the old one has lots of conditioners with protein in them.

Protein-free Conditioner

Aubrey Organic Honeysuckle & Rose Conditioner
Aussie Moist Conditioner
Curl Junkie Smoothing Conditioner
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Curl Junkie Argan and Olive Oil
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Fortifying Deep Conditioner
Giovanni - 50/50 Balanced Conditioner
GVP conditioning balm (Sally's)
Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Conditioning Balm
Renpure organics Argan oil Luxurious conditioner
Suave Almond & Shea Butter
Suave Naturals Conditioner (all except the coconut one!)
Tigi Bed Head Moisture Maniac Conditioner
Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner
V05 Kiwi Lime Conditioner
VO5 Blackberry Sage Tea Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner
Yes to Cucumber/Carrots

If you know of any more protein free conditioners, please let me know and I'll add them to the list!

Last edited by TangledMadness; 04-09-2012 at 12:45 PM.
Thanks this was helpful!
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Here is another list of protein-free conditioners
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Aubrey HSR has Wheat Germ Oil which some protein sensitive heads might not like.
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Also wanted to add Renpure Organics Argan Oil Luxurious Conditioner.

I have not tried it yet but I see no proteins or anything protein acting in the ingredients.
Dessert Essence Coconut
Desset Essence Tea Tree
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat
Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
Aubrey Organic White Camellia
Acure Organics Argan
Acure Organics Lemongrass
Juice Organics Brightening
Juice Organics Pomsmooth
Sonoma Soap Company (all conditioners)
Everyday Shea Moisturizing Conditioner
Everyday Coconut Super Hydrating Conditioner
Whole Foods 365 Conditioners (great for cowash)
Tehliurd likes this.
2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo

Last edited by WavesnWheels; 09-26-2012 at 02:03 PM.
Thanks for this list...I really appreciate it as I am currently on the hunt here. A long time fan of Aubrey Organics, I have just tried out the protein-free white camellia-imbued one and am hating it. My hair feels like a grease-slick on top of having suffered the effects of a protein overload.

"WavesnWheels": overall, your list steers more toward the natural side which is where I am and have been ever since I can remember. So thank you--a lot. You reminded me of companies I had forgotten about, especially having lived in a foreign country for years now. But I have connections; I can order just about anything from back home in the States.

Last edited by Ethereal; 09-05-2013 at 01:22 PM.
I've been using Tresemme Naturals Radiant Volume (I think it has protein). I've switched to using only Suave Naturals (no coconut!) exclusively as my cowash, rinse out, and leave in and my hair is LOVING IT!
Are any of the conditioners on this list free of silicone, parabens, and sulfates, as well as protein?

My sweet curly girlfriend is looking for a conditioner that is free of all those things and I'd love to find one for her. Her hair is 2C/3A and very low porosity.

One possibility I've found is Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner. It has wheat germ oil but from what I've read hear that probably doesn't have much protein. But she's looking for a non-leave-in conditioner.
The original post is way out of date, I'd suggest doing your own research. There is a more up to date but shorter list over in the Sciencey Hairblog.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
The original post is way out of date, I'd suggest doing your own research. There is a more up to date but shorter list over in the Sciencey Hairblog.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I love the Suave Naturals conditioners! I also like VO5, but not the Extra Body, because the hydrolyzed collagen gives it a weird texture and it does not moisturize my hair nearly enough! Too bad, because it smells good.
mostly 2a/2b hair, fine, medium density, low porosity?
The Herbal Essence Naked Moisture Conditioner is pretty good.
The As I Am and Camille Rose lines are protein free. I'm pretty sure most of Curl Junkie's products are as well. For conditioners there's EdenBodyWork Jojoba Monoi, Kinky Curly Knot Today (my Grail), Oyin Handmade, Taliah Waajid Combout, Creme of Nature Lemongrass & Rosemary
3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
CG since August 2011/Occasionally Modified since 2013
Favorites:KCKT/KCCC/CHS Curl Keeper/Camille Rose Curl Maker/
ORS Curls Unleased Second ChanceRefresher/
It's a 10 Leave-in/BRHG/
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine butter/
Ouidad Double-Detangler Comb
Does V05 Pomegranate and Grapeseed Extract have protein? I really thought it didn't actually... What ingredient am I overlooking?
Normal-High Porosity
Fine Texture/High Density
Low-ish elasticity
- VO5 kiwi lime conditioner ---> has collagen

+ Jessicurl deep treatment conditioner is protien free
Mod CG since '06, "full" CG since '13

2c/2b/3a/4? ---> wavy kinky hair
High density, very coarse, mostly low porosity with some normal porosity in the canopy

Clarifier - Moroccan oil clarifying shampoo
Cleanser/Cowash - Dermorganic shampoo / KMF everyday conditioner
RO & LI - CJ smoothing conditioner, JC deep conditioner, JC too Shea
Styler - Beautiful Curls defining gel, JC confidence coils
Curl enhancer - JC rockin ringlets, Josie Maran bohemian waves argan hair mist
I think we can add Yes to Carrots Blueberries. I didn't see protein ingredients
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I think we can add Yes to Carrots Blueberries. I didn't see protein ingredients
Originally Posted by followmesky
Nope. Both the shampoo and the conditioner have Lupine Amino Acids, which is protein.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed

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