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Products with protein that didn't work for you..

currlyQ4dayscurrlyQ4days Posts: 123Registered Users
How about a list of products that you have used that your hair didn't like?


1. LA Looks Sports Gel
2. Ecostyler

are 2 I can think of off the top of my head right now.. I used these for a while until I found out I was protein sensitive and my hair got like frizzy straw!
  • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
  • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
  • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
  • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

"Time to own this poodle!!!"
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  • currlyQ4dayscurrlyQ4days Posts: 123Registered Users
    3. Giovanni Leave in Conditioner!
    • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
    • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
    • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
    • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

    "Time to own this poodle!!!"
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    LALSG, Giovanni leave-in conditioner, Suave coconut conditioner
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Suave coconut, Trader Joes Nourish Shampoo, the entire Ouidad line, and I cant use LALSG too much (every now and then is ok)
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    Suave Coconut Condish
    Giovanni Leave In
    Sheamoisture Coconut/Hibiscus Smoothie (this was so promising at first! :'( )
    Sheamoisture Hair Masque
    lots of other products I can't remember at the moment. Why do I continue trying these things??!

    ETA: oh gosh how could I forget the disaster that was Ecostyler?!
    -Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    Though I'm really not protein sensitive, I can't use the GDLI (EWWW) or any Shea M.
    Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
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    COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
    RO: varies
    Protein: CJCF or CJRM
    DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

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  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Posts: 625Registered Users
    Giovanni Leave in Conditioner (oh god, straw)
    VO5 Moisture Milks (soy protein)
    3A~fine texture
    Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
    Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
    Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
    Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Definitely Ecostyler. I tried it the other day and as my hair dried during the day, it got so big I thought one of us was going to have to leave my office. ;)

    Lesson learned!

    I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B Negative.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Magick Botanicals conditioner for thinning hair (after 2 uses) and Trader Joe Nourish condish after a while (soy protein). I'm not really protein sensitive but since I do use conditioners that have a good moisture/protein balance, any reconstructor is going to throw my head out of whack -
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  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users
    Giovanni Direct Leave In (my hair felt like straw from this)

    Nexxus Emergencee Reconstructor (so much of my hair was all tangled and came out while I was rinsing it out plus it made my hair all frizzy)
    Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
    2b-c/F/ii
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  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Posts: 625Registered Users
    vangrey wrote: »

    ArcAngell has protein?!? I thought my hair disliked it! I know it's lurking in some of my products (and I know it's bad to cut it out all together) but it'd be good for me to learn what my hair DOES like. *reads ingredients*
    Aqueous extracts of: Achilea millefolium, chamomilla recutita (matricaria), cymbopogon, schoenanthus, humulus lupulus (hops), melissa offcinalis (balm mint), rosmarinus offcinalis (rosemary), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel, pvp/va copolymer, glycerin, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, methyldibromo glutaronitrile, sodium hydroxide, frangrance, red 40, yellow 5.

    o.o I think I may need some help... haha Can anyone weigh in and look at my other product ingredients for protein?? It'd help so much.
    3A~fine texture
    Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
    Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
    Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
    Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
    I <3 second day hair :iconbiggrin:
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  • currlyQ4dayscurrlyQ4days Posts: 123Registered Users
    vangrey wrote: »

    ArcAngell has protein?!? I thought my hair disliked it! I know it's lurking in some of my products (and I know it's bad to cut it out all together) but it'd be good for me to learn what my hair DOES like. *reads ingredients*
    Aqueous extracts of: Achilea millefolium, chamomilla recutita (matricaria), cymbopogon, schoenanthus, humulus lupulus (hops), melissa offcinalis (balm mint), rosmarinus offcinalis (rosemary), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel, pvp/va copolymer, glycerin, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, methyldibromo glutaronitrile, sodium hydroxide, frangrance, red 40, yellow 5.

    o.o I think I may need some help... haha Can anyone weigh in and look at my other product ingredients for protein?? It'd help so much.

    Hi! I don't know about the rest of the products.. but as far as Deva I found out the other day has "humulus lupulus (hops)" and is considered a protein. That's why curlmart does not list it with "low protein". I don't know... I'm not ready to give up my One C... soooooooooo... I don't know LOL.

    I did give up the Deva gels tho.. been making my own FSG for now!
    • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
    • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
    • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
    • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

    "Time to own this poodle!!!"
  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    vangrey wrote: »

    My hair loves most of the deva products! I have never had a problem with the Angell, never tried ArcAngell. In fact Angell is my HG!

    I switch off on condish from One C to L'Oreal Vive Pro Hydra Gloss Moisturizing Conditioner (yellow bottle). I shampoo with Devacurl No Poo.

    My curl's kryptonite is wheat, soy and silk proteins.

    I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B Negative.
  • FairlyCurlyFairlyCurly Posts: 839Registered Users
    I wanted to love Abba Pure Style Gel and Batia/Aleeza Gel but the protein did me in.

    I don't have as much trouble w/ gels that have only silk protein.
    3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    My hair seems to like the Silk Protein too, that's why I can use the Suave Coconut condish. But Wheat protein, as we say in Queens, ***etaboutit!
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
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  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    I was just saying...forgetaboutit! Nothing dirty.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users
    Giovanni and Deva products instantly turned my hair to straw. I can use Ecostyler, Trader Joe's, and Suave Coconut sparingly - no more than once a month - and I'm okay. Tressemme Naturals I can use a little more often, but not everyday.
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
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  • Curly83Curly83 Posts: 140Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »
    Suave Coconut Condish
    Giovanni Leave In
    Sheamoisture Coconut/Hibiscus Smoothie (this was so promising at first! :'( )
    Sheamoisture Hair Masque
    lots of other products I can't remember at the moment. Why do I continue trying these things??!

    ETA: oh gosh how could I forget the disaster that was Ecostyler?!
    -Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk

    Are you referring to the Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque??? If so, I've been using it as a twist out creme and wondered why my curls have been so limp lately and the ends not so great. Is it the avocado oil in it that makes it a protein?

    I give up..lol
    BC Oct 08
    3c/4a
    Protein Sensitive
    Poo: SheaMoisture Retention Shampoo
    Co-wash: SheaMoisture Raw Shea Condish
    DT: Qhemet AOHC
    Stylers: Qhemet Honey Bush Gel or SheaMoisture Deep Masque Treatment
  • Curly80Curly80 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Giovanni Tea Tree Conditioner and Leave-In
    Eco Styler
    Care free Products
    Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer
    Mane and Tail Conditioner
    Aussie Leave In
    VO5 Moisture Milk and Passion Fruit (protein)
  • AfroPRChicaAfroPRChica Posts: 200Registered Users
    ECOSTYLER!
    FOTE
    AOMM
    AOHR
    Tresemme Naturals

    These are the ones that caused a problem right away. I'm sure there's more, Im trying to figure out the culprits of what is causing my hair to still be acting like there is something with protein I'm using.
    -Mostly 3C with some 4A.
    -Currently APL.
    -Shorterm Goal: BSL by end of the year.
    -Longterm Goal: WL in 2 years.
    -Medium/coarse hair, Low Porosity, Low-Elasticity, Medium Density.

    Rotation:

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Cond. (any)
    Rinse Out: Tresemee Naturals Moisture
    DC: GVP Cond. Balm, SM DC, & EVOO
    Leave in: SM Conditioning Milk
    Sealant: EVOO Or Whipped Shea
    Gel: SM Curl Souffle

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  • SFNannySFNanny Posts: 1Registered Users
    I cut out all Deva products,
    Devacurl no poo, one condition, and angell.
    It was turning my hair to straw.
  • Deekeshay32Deekeshay32 Posts: 45Registered Users
    I definately cannot use tresseme naturals aloe & avocado, giovanni leave in
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  • missdi30missdi30 Posts: 3Registered Users
    I had a bad reaction to Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner. It made my hair feel straw like as soon as I put it on.
  • cam.washcam.wash Posts: 35Registered Users
    I just want to thank you ALL for this thread i found this by googling what was going on with my hair and so i don't have to write a story again you can see it here. Looking for a Protein DC

    OMG it's like my hair has been saved :angel9: thank you Jesus for answering my prayers, yes I will admit it I asked for the strength and patience I was going to give up on this hot mess and go back to straightening it because nothing was working. Well at least nothing with protein in it lol!

    I have learned so much from just this protein sensitive board its unreal. I will continue learning from you all and thanks again!!!
    "Moisturize->Seal->Style-> SOTC"
    Moisturize-> Cowash:GFTN, RO:GVP CB, LI:KCKT
    Seal-> EVCO
    Style-> KCCC
    SOTC-> KCGP
    3B, Normal Porosity, Protein Sens, CG Jun 2011 :wink:
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    I loved reading your protein sensitivity awakening story. It was how I felt when I unlocked the secret of being protein sensitive and cutting out protein. I felt NORMAL. My hair looked good. I got compliments.

    Stay on your protein free hair diet for a while and when you feel ready you can add a little protein here and there. Silk protein is good for me very sparingly once in while, like Suave coconut condish like once every two weeks.

    This is a real feel good story for me. Yay for you!
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
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  • Ogo'mOgo'm Posts: 242Registered Users
    Neither CJ Aloe Fix nor Tresemme Naturals have proteins in them. These products may not work for your hair, but it is not because of proteins as there is none in them.
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    I am taking my deva nopoo back, but didnt' think the one C conditioner had protein. Correct me if I'm wrong. AOMM< which is protein in that one??
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    I can't find the ingredients for AOMM to tell you about protein.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • openseasonopenseason Posts: 63Registered Users
    3. Giovanni Leave in Conditioner!

    I WISH I COULD KICK MYSELF!!!!!!

    It started making my hair act "funny" but I thought it was due to hotter temps so I suspended use until the winter. My hair improved, but since I changed a number of things in my hair routine this summer, I never thought about it.

    MANY THANKS FOR THIS THREAD!!!!
  • Mrs DMrs D Posts: 15Registered Users
    Any Quidad product
    Any Giovanni product
    I avoid anything that says "hydrolized" in the ingredients; I read that meant it was a protein.
    WHEAT protein is the worst!
    Hair Type: Medium texture, low porosity, low elasticity (from Curl Wizard).Protein sensitive! Curl Type: 2C/3A
    CoWash: VO5 Tea Therapy Nourishing Conditioner
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Daily Hair Conditioner; sometimes Jessicurl Too Shea
    DT: CJ Curl Rehab; Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Leave In:Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Gel: Finally found my HG!: Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha followed by Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel on hair ends to maintain the curl pattern.:happy7:
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