I don't believe it has protein in it (not 100% sure) but I LOVE Salon Selectives 3 minute hair therapy intense conditioning treatment. I found it at Dollar Tree of all places. I have type 2c/3a hair & whenever my hair is getting course or really hard to detangle I always use it at the beginning of my shower & rinse it out at the end. It has eally good slip to it & it leaves your hair unbelievably shiny. It's also gotten raving reviews from hair stylists.