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Old 11-03-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
 
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Default Herbal Essences Hello Hydration - protein free?

I'm trying to refrain from protein and have a bottle of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner. I don't see any protein in the ingredients, but am I missing a cleverly disguised one?

Water; Stearyl Alcohol; Cyclopentasiloxane; Cetyl Alcohol; Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine; Dimethicone; Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract; Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk; Fragrance; Glutamic Acid; Benzyl Alcohol; EDTA; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone; Blue 1
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
 
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I'm pretty sure coconut milk has some protein in it.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
 
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Here's the list from RCC. It looks like it may be ok.

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Anything that says hydrolized will be a protein on your hair.

Anything that says protein or amino acid.

Grain extracts. Grains contain protein. Oils from grains should be all fat, thus protein free.

Some extracts can act up for some. Brewer's yeast extract in EMBC dried me out.

Coconut oil isn't a protein, but it helps with protein retention, so it bothers some people.

Jojoba oil is actually a wax and has some protein. I can't stand it alone, but I don't mind it in somethng else.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
 
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I'm trying to refrain from protein and have a bottle of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner. I don't see any protein in the ingredients, but am I missing a cleverly disguised one?

Water; Stearyl Alcohol; Cyclopentasiloxane; Cetyl Alcohol; Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine; Dimethicone; Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract; Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk; Fragrance; Glutamic Acid; Benzyl Alcohol; EDTA; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone; Blue 1

I don't see any hidden proteins but I do see some MAJOR CG issues. The dreaded bolded 'cones. If I recall, HH was recently reformulated without the cones.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:41 PM   #5
 
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Oooo curlyjenn10, that list was just what I was looking for! Thanks!

And helloitsio... Aha! I'd like to avoid the cones too so thanks for pointing that out!
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Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:58 AM   #6
 
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I tried the reformulated kind a couple of times (thanks to whichever blogger posted it was in Target's travel sized aisle. The cone didn't bother me, both on days a low-pooed and days I didn't. However, I found its slip lacking, and it didn't really keep me moisturized.
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