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Can protein make hair dry? Does V05 have protein?

Phoenix96Phoenix96 Posts: 4Registered Users
I use v05 shea cashmere and natures gate jojoba conditioner. Do they have protein? Or do they make your hair dry? I have 2b/2c hair and its been kind of dry lately.


  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    I believe the V05 has Hydrolyzed Keratin and that is protein. V05 also has chlorides and, personally, some of those destroy my hair.

    The Nature's Gate has even more protein. Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids. And if I remember correctly, panthenol and cellulose behave like proteins *I think*.

    Protein overload is typically dry, brittle, and "straw-like."

    Good luck.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,269Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    In addition to the proteins Ml001 listed, VO5's Shea Cashmere also has denatured alcohol which is drying. It's low in the ingredients list, but if it's a new addition to your routine it might be contributing to the dry feeling. Also, the Nature's Gate has a high amount of glycerin, and if it's cold /dry where you are, that might well be a big contributor to why your hair is feeling dry. Because it's a humectant, glycerin pulls moisture from what is wettest to what is driest. So, in dry air (low dews) it pulls moisture from the hair in an attempt to hydrate the air, which leaves hair feeling dry and looking frizzy. In humid weather (high dews), glycerin can pull too much moisture out of the air and into the hair creating poof and frizz.

    Do you know your hair properties (porosity and texture)? Knowing your properties makes it a bit easier to choose products that are more likely to agree with your hair. See here for more info: Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • honeyhoneyhoneyhoney Posts: 33Registered Users
    Phoenix96 wrote: »
    I use v05 shea cashmere and natures gate jojoba conditioner. Do they have protein? Or do they make your hair dry? I have 2b/2c hair and its been kind of dry lately.

    Well i used the v05 one with vanilla and shea protein because it smelled great and the texture was so smooth my hair was super dry and puffy for days i know i'm protein sensitive now but didn't at that time.

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