Amino acids?

IAgirlIAgirl Registered Users Posts: 2,540 Curl Neophyte
What do you think of amino acids in your products? Do they give you results similar to hydrolyzed protein, or do they do something different?

I just did a blog post on them and I know (sort of) how I feel about them, I was curious about how your protein-craving hair reacts to them.

The Aubrey Organics GPB and swimmer's conditioners have amino acids in them, so do some of the Deva products, not sure which others, but I know I've seen them elsewhere.


  • bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
    My current protein RO has amino acids in it and I can see the difference when I use that vs the protein-free moisturizing RO. It's not as obvious as a hard PT but there is definitely an effect - similar to the weekly PT just much milder.

    But I'm fairly new to using protein regularly so I'm not sure if all amino acids work the same for me. Plan on trying AO GPB after I run out of my DermOrganic one.
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • solidgoldsolidgold Registered Users Posts: 1,485 Curl Neophyte
    I really like Kiehl's Amino Acid shampoo and conditioner. I feel like it makes me curlier. Also, the Royal Curl shampoo and Conditioner have amino acids as well, and I liked the curliness factor.

    And on a different note, I've been taking amino acids internally (in protein powder) and I've noticed a huge improvement in mood and energy!
    Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
    Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix, Tigi MM
    Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
    Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
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  • IAgirlIAgirl Registered Users Posts: 2,540 Curl Neophyte
    Hmm, sounds like all good stuff. Never gone for protein powder (eep)... but I would love a huge improvement in mood an energy.
    I like the amino acids for moisturizing.
    I love that you said, " I feel like it makes me curlier." That is good advertising.

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