Besides the protein being a possibility (and the keratin more than the wheat), another problem I see with the Ouidad "system" is that (at least according to the book) they do not use oils and this time of year most curlies benefit from at least a little bit in their COs.

Maybe you should post them in the Swap Board and get yourself more moisturizing products. Or you could keep them for occasional use but right now you probably should switch to a protein-free CO. Of those advertised in Curl-Mart, Jessicurl's are safe ones. If you just want to look for something locally, you can find at a health food store 2 of Burt's Bees and Nature's Gate's Aloe Vera Moist. And if you don't mind cheap drugstore ones, White Rain's Enriching Sunflower is protein-free.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

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