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What's a good moisturizer and sealer?

Curly80Curly80 Posts: 49Registered Users
I'm protein sensitive and I've been looking for a leave-in, moisturizer, and oil without protein. Right now, I just co wash and use my Africa's Best Herbal Oil. Any advice?

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  • nandiknitsnandiknits Posts: 260Registered Users
    I have very coarse hair and am protein-sensitive. So many products have protein and I seem to spend hours reading labels.

    Rinse out conditioners that are protein-free:

    Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
    Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm (or the knock-offs if you live in the states and can get them)
    Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment
    Curl Junkie Curl Rehab

    Stylers:

    KCCC (and KCKT as a leave-in)
    HESMU gel (firm hold)
    HETT gel (medium hold)
    Matrix Biolage Firm hold gel
    Curl Junkie CIAB

    For sealers, I use olive oil. Looking for a nice protein-free butter.

    I can't seem to use the cheaper products as they give me an itchy scalp. The Herbal Essence Gels are bad for this.

    Good luck finding the right products.
    CG since June/09
    3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
    Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.:glasses8:
  • Curly80Curly80 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Thanks! Cheap products don't work too well. You're right.
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    Check out my signature all stuff is protein free.
    I only use suave naturals to co-wash. All are protein free besides the coconut.
    The Jane Carter Nurish and Shine is a great seal.

    Write with any questions and best of luck. Keep up the good work of going natural.
    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!
  • Curly80Curly80 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Thanks again! I actually used the Suave Coconut and it doesn't do anything bad. It doesn't even make my scalp itch. I forgot about Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine. I want to try that.
  • kitka82kitka82 Posts: 35Registered Users
    My favorite leave-in right now is Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner. I use it as a leave-in, moisturizer, and sealer because it contains jojoba oil and aloe vera. I get it at my local BSS for $10 (8 oz).

    My other standby is Kinky Curly Knot Today.
  • Curly80Curly80 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Thanks, kitka. I will check that out or make my own concoction. It's frustrating. :sad5: