Giovanni Direct LI- new ingredients?

I have been eyeing the Giovanni products b/c they are so cost effective... but just went to look at this leave in ingredients here in the prodcut section and was wondering what these new ingredients mean? Is this now protein free?? i am no expert but i dont see protein listed in the new ingredient list and was wondering if someone can please weigh in.. thanks


Aqua (Purified Water), **Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, *Thymus Vulgans (Thyme) Extract, *Chamomilla Recuitita (Matricaria) Extract, *Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Leaf Extract, *Lavandula Angustifuolia (Lavender) Extract, *Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, *Chillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, *Equisetum Arvense Extract, *Glyceine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Citric Acid (Corn), Phenoxyethanol, Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Derived), Natural Fragrance.


Aqua (purified water) with *rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) oil, *nettle (Uritica dioica) oil, *thyme (Thymus vulagris) oil, birch leaf (Butela alba) oil, *chamomile (Anthemis nobilus flower) oil, *clary (Salvia sclarea), *lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), *coltsfoot leaf (Tussilago farfara), *yarrow (Achillea millefolium) oil, *mallow (Malva sylvestris), *horsetail (Equistetum arvense) oil, *soybean protein (Glycine soja), cetyl alcohol (plant derived), tocopherol (vitamin E), trace minerals, citric acid (corn), sodium hydroxymethyglycinate, grapefruit seed (citrus derived).


  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    The soy seed extract could have protein but I'm not sure about the rest. I liked GDLI ok before but now that it has AVJ I think I'm going to have to try it again!
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • curlyredhead17curlyredhead17 Posts: 21Registered Users
    missbanjo wrote: »
    The soy seed extract could have protein but I'm not sure about the rest. I liked GDLI ok before but now that it has AVJ I think I'm going to have to try it again!

    Thanks..this ingredient stuff can be very complicated. Do you know if the AVJ the only humectant in this?
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    I believe Panthenol is a mild humectant as well. I don't know about all the extracts.
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • curlymochagirlcurlymochagirl Posts: 56Registered Users
    I've been wondering if the Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract functions as a protein in Giovanni products. Does anyone know?
    Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users
    Has anyone tried the new formula?
  • ChristyCherylChristyCheryl Posts: 46Registered Users
    Um, I just looked at mine and it is has a different ingredient list than both of those listed.. lol It's more like the new one, but a different order and a few of the old ingredients.. hmm I really like it, so maybe just in case I should stock up before my walmart gets anything new... eek
    I think my hair is 3a/3b, low/normal porosity PW: meow
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  • hemera88hemera88 Posts: 8Registered Users
    Mine is wayy different. I'm afraid to try it. Has anyone had any success with the GDLI with cetyl alcohol as the second ingredient?
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I dont like the GLI but I love the Smooth as Silk deep conditioner. Sometimes I use the smallest dab of that as a leave in. In general, if I leave anything in, its what I have used for a RO.
  • pianogirlpianogirl Posts: 59Registered Users
    I used the direct leave in a few times this past summer. I really liked what it did to my hair. I liked the way it felt. It didn't feel sticky or greasy. I can't stand stuff in my hair that makes me feel like I need to wash my hands after I touch it. The direct leave in was great for that. BUT, it made my hair stick together like glue. It was awful. Once it was in and my hair was dry I couldn't run my fingers or a comb through my hair. I couldn't stand that. (Yes, I am bad and sometimes gently comb my hair.) I read somewhere online that the ingredients were changed and it now has aloe vera which makes it sticky. I don't think this would be as big a problem if you have short hair. My hair is shoulder length and very thick.
    2C, low porosity, high density, coarse, shoulder length No sulfates, no parabens, no silicones
    Shampoo- Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva No Poo, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
    Conditioner- Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva One Condition, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
    Styler- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Shea Moisture Shine & Hold Mist, Yes to Carrots Leave In and Yes To Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum
  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    The ingredients on the bottle I bought are different as well:

    Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Fragrance, Grapefruit Extract, Aloe Vera Juice, Sunflower Seed Oil, Soybean Seed Extract, Betula Alba Extract, Malva Sylvestris Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Lavender Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Clary Extract, Thyme Extract, Coltsfoot Flower Extract, Nettle Extract

    It is quite different from the first formulation... only the same in name. I'm not sure if I like it... or if it's doing that much. It has such a huge following I expected more, mainly for it to be more moisturizing. I don't know if the Citric Acid or grapefruit extract may be too drying.