What is your favorite protein products?

IroIro Registered Users Posts: 71
I think that my hair really needs more protein! I have been using Nexus Emergencee and it seems to help a bit, but I think that I need to use protein products on a daily basis.

What are your favorite protein products? Does anybody use a decent, drugstore conditioner with protein. I have used the Aveeno conditioner before and it was decent, but I would like to find a few others.
Fine, thin & tight 3B curls. Currently using Curl Keeper & Boots Curl Creme.


  • anniemaeanniemae Registered Users Posts: 1,702 Curl Neophyte
    I like Renpure Organics Volumizing Conditioner (orange bottle). It contains wheat and soy protein.

    I also like Joico K-PAK Reconstruct - use it about 2 times/month. This seems to work better for me than the Nexxus.
    Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density
  • MiriMiri Registered Users Posts: 1
    How can you tell when your hair needs more protein vs more moisture?
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Registered Users Posts: 2,098
    Do you have a Sally's Beauty Supply?
    I like
    Ion's Effective Hair Treatment
    ApHogee Kertain 2 minute reconstructor

    My 13yo daughter is using the Salon Care honey and almond conditioner for co-wash
    GVP version of KPak
  • followmeskyfollowmesky Registered Users Posts: 287
    I agree, Nexus Emergencee works well. I think my hair is not protein sensitive so I use it just about every time I let my hair curly. It seems to work , just don't leave it on for more then 3 days. Otherwise, you're hair will turn straw like and dry. At least , thats what it does to my hair.

    Yes to carrots and Giovanni are a really good combo as well. If your hair is highly porous and works well with emergencee, try those and see if it works.
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    My hair did better with Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner than with Nexxus Emergencee or the GVP version of K-Pak - AOGPB's not in most drugstores but is, at least, locally available.

    Best of all for me, though, is Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein Treatment, but it's only available on-line. I use it for a treatment as intended but also often as my rinse-out and/or leave-in (just a pea-sized amount) conditioner.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    I have liked using Joice K-Pak Reconstructor DT. I ordered the GVP k/o and will give it a try this weekend. I try to do a protein treatment 1-2 times per month.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • willamatthewswillamatthews Registered Users Posts: 10
    I've got a couple: Tubulin and Plasminogen. They're both proteins I worked with years ago in grad school. Of the two, tubulin is probably my favorite. I love its ability to reversibly polymerize to form a structure so elegant as a microtubule.

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