Protein-free Deep Conditioner

Hey all! After noticing that my hair was ridiculously dry and poofy, I found the culprit: protein. Unfortunately, I just bought a new conditioner and deep conditioner yesterday. Both of them contain sea kelp, which is apparently a protein in disguise ...I swear it's everywhere!

I'm hoping my fellow curlies can help me find some protein, silicone, and glycerin free deep conditioners and regular conditioners. I'm in desperate need of moisture! I have coarse, super low-porosity hair with a 2b/2c curl pattern which is bone-dry at the moment, so I'm hoping to find something I can purchase at Walgreens, Meijers, Sally's, etc. within a day or two. At this point, I don't think it can get overly-moisturized. Also, if anyone has any ideas about what I should do with my unusable conditioners, any advice is accepted! Thanks in advance!
You could make a DT yourself by mixing a protein-free conditioner with honey and olive oil. For example: 3 Tbsp CO + 1 Tbsp honey + 1 tsp olive oil. If your hair likes oil, you could add more. Put the mixture in damp hair and let it sit for at least 30 min.

For the other conditioners you're not using anymore you could visit the swap board.


2c-3a low-porosity med elasticity, almost waistlength hair
2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
i'm having a similar problem also.. although i'm happy to use silicones in my hair..
I have recently purchased a conditioner, but a teeny bit uncertain whether it contains protein... could anyone help me with this:-
Aqua, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Glutamic Acid, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, PEG-2M, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citric Acid, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Mentha Piperita Oil, Menthol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Magnesium Nitrate, Silica, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, BHT, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
Glutamic acid is an amino acid, and amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
Coarse 2b/2c Hair
Low Porosity
Sulfate/Silicone/Glycerin Free
Glutamic acid is an amino acid, and amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
Originally Posted by dawn97
but is it a protein on it own?
I bought this shampoo at the pharmacy: beautiful package just read - I'm a natural!
I asked the pharmacist to give me to check the composition and "what's what" the beginning everything was pleasant on a perfectly even ingredient - sodium laureth sulfate are not confused at all.
I came home a couple of days washed hair. First impressions are pleased:
-not smells chemistry, although present in the composition of the perfume.
-gustaya consistency.
-gustaya foam (although such is not to be positive).
-Hair Prom "perfectly."

Once hair is dry, and my further sensations:
touch-on hair became rather dryly, and this despite the fact that my hair always using balm or hair conditioner; hair so dry shampoo for a long time have not already been.
-Quick lost freshness, two days later already began to look greasy;
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab has no protein or glycerin and is a great conditioner.

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Melissa) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Yucca Leaf Extract, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Vanilla Planifolia oil, Cananga Odorata oil, Lecithin, Fragrance, Citric Acid.
3 ab Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde but growing out dark brown dye! And a UK Curly Girl
No/Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix, Palmers Cowash, LP Curl
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, LP No Frizz
RO: CJ Smoothing Condish, Organic Surge

DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, CJ Curl Rehab, Hask Keratin
Stylers: CJ CIAB, Supercream, LP Curl cream & mousse

If i listed all the products I actually own I would be embarassed!
I second DrRach on the Curl Rehab

Some of Shea Moisture's products do have protein. I'm vegan so I don't use the Coconut and Hibiscus line because of silk but also wanted to mention the use of silk protein in the products as someone mentioned with the smoothies. The Yucca Baobab mask also has protein (Vegetable protein). Superfruit Complex is really moisturizing but it has Rice protein. Also, keep in mind that different proteins may effect your hair. For example, when I used ecostyler prolonged, my hair is like girrrl what is with you and this wheat protein??! Curl Junkie Repair me! is the only protein treatment that has never made my hair hard but I will not be repurchasing because it has keratin. I hope this helps. In regards to Shea Moisture, the Purification Masque (black label) and Deep Treatment (gold label) are both protein free hair masks that can be used as a deep conditioner. You can also add olive oil to boost moisture factor with the second one. You can amp it up a notch more by wrapping your hair or applying heat.
I wish Giovanni was protein free because I hear so much about Direct Leave In. I believe the 50 50 is protein free but might have to double check. When in doubt, oil treatments are where it's at.
Shea Moisture, Kinky Curly, & Curl Junkie = ride or die

*Current Routine*
DC: SM Masques (the vegan ones), DIY
Sealers: an oil, SM Elixir, JC N&S
Stylers: *just CO usually; KCCC, Aloe, FSG
Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

Oils to seal, RO, and/or pre-poo as needed

2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
CG since 2007

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