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Humectant and Protein Free Suggestions

I have fine, porous hair and live in an area with very high dew points year round. Does anyone have any suggestions for humectant and protein free co-washes, RO's, and styling products? Everything I find has protein and humectants.
Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
Modified CG since 5/26/12
Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB
DT: GVP CB
PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB

Comments

  • wavymomwavymom Posts: 292Registered Users
    If you have porous fine hair, you probably don't need to avoid protein. Also - I wouldn't overly worry about humectants in products you rinse out. But for stylers, a couple suggestions from products I've tried: KCCC (no/low humectants, no protein), Shea Moisture Curl Milk (no/low humectants, but contains silk protein), HETMS and HETT mousses, AIF gel, BRHG (has some protein). FSG is also a good choice - this is on my to-try list but I haven't gotten around to making a batch yet. Hope that helps a bit!
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    Basically everything that wavymom said ^_^
    Fine porous hair could really benefit from protein (you don't have to go crazy with it) to boost your curls.
    If you decide to make FSG make sure you use a LOT, and you'll probably need to use some other product with it (maybe a mousse?) because it doesn't have a very strong hold.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • ladybug8412ladybug8412 Posts: 40Registered Users
    Thanks ladies! I'm not neccessarily avoiding proteins, but just about everything I have has protein so I don't want to overdo it. Also all the protein products have a lot of humectants, mainly glycerin which my hair seems to loathe. I'll definitely try the FSG!
    Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
    High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
    Modified CG since 5/26/12
    Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
    CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
    RO: GVP CB
    DT: GVP CB
    PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
    Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
    Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
    HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB