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Protein-Free Products

neuroticshoesneuroticshoes Posts: 3Registered Users
Hi everyone, I'm new. I've done a lot of thread reading, but have found myself paralyzed by the wall of products available!

I live in Colorado, where the words 'humidity' and 'dew points' aren't found in the dictionary. The weather is harsh and cold for about three to four months out of the year. Would anyone know of any super moisturizing protein-free emollients (no humectants - hair suicide in an environment like CO winters) that they've found useful?

Thanks so much! :toothy8:

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  • neuroticshoesneuroticshoes Posts: 3Registered Users
    I guess I should back up and ask if emollients are the right way to go. Everything I've read and realized about my hair seems to point to them.

    My hair has normal porosity and a coarse texture.

    What do you think? Are emollients the way to go?
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Sorry that no one has responded yet. Yes, I think emollients are good for low dew weather. But as long as your products are light on humectants like glycerin, they don't necessarily have to be emollient heavy.

    Are you thinking oils like jojoba oil? Or specific products?
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    Here's what I found useful...when checking out new products, go to reviews page...then, on the left hand side of the page, you will see a search filter list with many boxes you can check.

    Check off the "no protein" box, then enter your product choice in the search box. If you enter something generic like just the brand name (e.g. "VO 5" ) then all of that brand name products *without* protein will come up. Hope that helps! :)
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Some of the Spiral Solutions products have protein; however, it may be a good place to start your search--the developer, runnerchicki on nc.com, lives in Colorado.

    Another brand to examine is Curly Kinks. They are made in my area (a suburb of Philly) and are protein free. Our dewpoints can be in the negative numbers in the winter, so they might be good for you.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • neuroticshoesneuroticshoes Posts: 3Registered Users
    Hi asianrunner, thanks for responding! I don't mind oils or products. Just something that will deliver the moisture it needs without sucking the water out of my hair or turning it into hay. :) Is jojoba oil one of those? I haven't done my research on oils yet. :x

    Knotty_Maddy, thanks! I never noticed that before! Definitely helpful. I have heard people talk about how it's sometimes difficult to know when something is really protein free since they don't all follow the simple suffixes rule (ex - hydrolyzed coconut oil), so I'm a little worried about how well the filter function might work. Guess I was just hoping someone else might have had experience will protein-free emollient products. :)

    kathymack, I'll look into these products, thanks!
  • DominicanizedDominicanized Posts: 10Registered Users
    Here's what I found useful...when checking out new products, go to reviews page...then, on the left hand side of the page, you will see a search filter list with many boxes you can check.

    Check off the "no protein" box, then enter your product choice in the search box. If you enter something generic like just the brand name (e.g. "VO 5" ) then all of that brand name products *without* protein will come up. Hope that helps! :)
    That's amazing...thanks!