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Removing proteins!! Help!!!!

Hi there! I just bought a garnier fructis hair mask that contains protein in it: hydrolyzed corn protein, hydrolyzed soy protein and hydrolyzed wheat protein.
I co wash with a conditioner that contains distearoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate and i wash my hair my a shampoo from Body Naturals , which contains Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate and Lauryl Betaine.
Is the condiotioner alone able to remove the protein? If not is the shampoo?
Please i need some major help!!! I changed climate by moving to another country and my hair is a frizy disasterous mess!! I think i need some protein because it is damaged!


  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    Maybe try following that up with a deep conditioner that is moisturizing only, and does not have protein in it? My hair does not react well to protein, so when I do have to give it a protein DT, I am careful to follow up with really mositurizing oils or conditioners that don't contain any porotein. Good luck!
    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!
  • HuptyDumptyHuptyDumpty Posts: 36Registered Users
    Thank you for your reply. But my question is still unanswered :( Will these proteins be removed by my cond and shampoo or will they coat my hair causing build up? I don't want to use any harsh ingredients such as sulfates as it will damage my hair.

    I remember using protein treatments before going GC and my hair really loves it!! I want to experiment again and find what my hair especially likes :D
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You don't "remove" proteins from your hair. You "counteract" them. The way to do that is to add moisture. That's why a DT was suggested. You need to keep adding extra moisture until your hair is back to normal.

    I did a search, but no product came up with exactly that name--there were several garnier fructis hair masks. The one ingredient list that I saw contained mineral oil. When I used a product with mineral oil, by mistake, my hair was frizzy and greasy at the same time. It made it so that my hair didn't absorb products. I had to do a few sulfate shampoos to remove it.

    Depending on the ingredients of your product, it may not be the protein that is causing the frizz, especially since you stated that your hair is damaged.

    When asking for help, it's good to give people information about your hair. Hair properties are really important to know. Here's a link to help you with yours Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics It explains why you choose certain ingredients/products for your hair.
    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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