Protein treatments are often a staple product in a curly girl’s Holy Grail, because it keeps our hair strong and prevents breakage. However, some curlies have preferences with the ingredients they choose to use with their hair. Some curlies choose not to use silicones in their hair regimen. If you are looking for a new protein treatment without silicones or are interested in cutting that ingredient out of your regimen, check out these options.

Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Protein Conditioner

This conditioner includes glycoprotein and milk protein to strengthen the hair and make it soft with some sheen. Although this conditioner is for strengthening your hair, organic aloe and olive oil give the hair moisture. 

Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Quench! Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner

This silicone-free conditioner is hydrating. Hydrolyzed wheat protein gives the hair strength. Marshmallow root is included to give the product slip. This allows for easy detangling for us curly girls!

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

If your hair is feeling weak, this is a deep conditioner for you. Keratin protein is included to make your hair strong. Ingredients such avocado, sweet almond oil, and argan oil are include to hydrate your hair. Vitamins such as D, A, E, B5, and are included to help promote healthy hair and growth.

Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein Deep Moisturizing Treatment

If you have color-treated hair, this is a great option for you. This product is a protein treatment that also helps with color fading. It is also moisturizing to help keep your curls hydrated. This can definitely be a part of a Holy Grail for color-treated hair.

Mop Top Deep Conditioner

With colder weather our hair tends to be dry, and the Mop Top Deep Conditioner is a great remedy for that problem. Proteins such as hair keratin amino acids, hydrolyzed soy protein, and hydrolyzed wheat protein are used to make your hair stronger. This conditioner is moisturizing and also penetrates the hair, which helps with moisture retention.

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner

The Honey Hemp Conditioner is moisturizing and has a lot of slip, which is great for detangling, styling, and manageability. It includes ingredients such as honey, hemp oil, and hydrolyzed silk protein. If you prefer a lightweight, yet moisturizing option for a conditioner, you should check this product out.

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque

This deep treatment masks includes ingredients such as shea butter, Jamaican castor oil, hydrolyzed keratin, and peppermint oil to help strengthen, moisturize, and stimulate the hair and scalp. This conditioner has a loose consistency, which helps with a thorough application while applying the product.

Nubian Heritage EVOO & Moringa Repair & Extend Conditioner

This is also another great option for color-treated hair. Henna, quinoa, and fennel are used to protect color. Olive oil is also included for moisturizing your hair and imparting sheen. The vegetable protein helps to strengthen the hair.


What are your favorite protein treatments without silicones? 

Ashley Glenn


Ashley Glenn is a Baltimore lifestyle blogger and founder of Ashley Glenn Blog. She believes that every curly has beautiful curls, no matter the shape, size, or texture.

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