Cholesterol is a lipid (fat) not a protein. If I have found the correct ingredients list I don't see protein in Queen Helene only in the Lekair. Both products contain parabens and colours that you might have reacted to. Given that other protein conditioners have not benefited you, it seems less likely your hair is protein craving.

Ingredients that jump out from each product as possibly having been beneficial aside from the cholesterol are
Queen Helene: lanolin, mineral oil, propylene glycol (humectant)
LeKair: mineral oil, castor oil (humectant).

My guess would be the propylene glycol-oil combo was the winner, PG is very softening in the right climate. Mineral oil is a great 'sealant'. I don't know what conditioners it is in but there is loads in Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper.

There are other cholesterol products with propylene glycol, for example
African Vision Herbal Cholesterol Deep Conditioner | Social Grocery
But there is still parabens and colourants.

Lastly do you swim, if so have you tried chelating your hair? If not have you spoken to a GP/ dermatologist?
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

Last edited by Firefox7275; 05-05-2013 at 09:54 PM.