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Wheat germ oil

Does wheat germ oil count as a protein? I once used a treatment that had it high up on the ingredients list and it felt like a protein treatment-a heavy one at that. So I'm just curious, does it act like a protein?

The conditioner I'm currently using to co-wash with (CJ smoothing) has some near the bottom of the list, and that would be awesome if it is a protein because my hair loves protein in small doses.
Just starting CG! 5-13

2A, fine, dense, high porosity, highlighted

low-poo: Leonor Greyl bain vitalisant b*
co-wash: CJ smoothing*
RO: ^, SS Caitlin's*
DT: CJ rehab
LI: CJ rehab
stylers: CJ CCCC*
oils: coconut


*experimenting
HG

loves: aloe, oils, esp. coconut :love10:
hates: acv, baking soda
on the fence about polyquats

Comments

  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    The oil won't, though germ itself will.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Does wheat germ oil count as a protein? I once used a treatment that had it high up on the ingredients list and it felt like a protein treatment-a heavy one at that. So I'm just curious, does it act like a protein?

    The conditioner I'm currently using to co-wash with (CJ smoothing) has some near the bottom of the list, and that would be awesome if it is a protein because my hair loves protein in small doses.

    Oils are fats not proteins, they cannot and do not behave the same, one is water repellant the other is water attracting. There are lists of proteins here on the NC 'curl chemist' articles and on the Natural Haven blog.

    Too often people identify the wrong ingredients from a huge ingredients list as the one that makes their hair feel terrible or great, half the time there is so little present as to make no difference, or it's down to the pH or ingredients much higher up the list. If wheatgerm oil is low on your CO-wash and you are rinsing that product out thoroughly I doubt it will be doing much of anything.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    @Mermaidwaves: I think it does act as a protein. When I make my own DT I add a bit of wheat germ oil and it works like a PT for me. How and why I don't know.. buy I noticed the same as you did ;-)

    _____
    2b-c/3a med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Does wheat germ oil count as a protein? I once used a treatment that had it high up on the ingredients list and it felt like a protein treatment-a heavy one at that. So I'm just curious, does it act like a protein?

    The conditioner I'm currently using to co-wash with (CJ smoothing) has some near the bottom of the list, and that would be awesome if it is a protein because my hair loves protein in small doses.

    Oils are fats not proteins, they cannot and do not behave the same, one is water repellant the other is water attracting. There are lists of proteins here on the NC 'curl chemist' articles and on the Natural Haven blog.

    Too often people identify the wrong ingredients from a huge ingredients list as the one that makes their hair feel terrible or great, half the time there is so little present as to make no difference, or it's down to the pH or ingredients much higher up the list. If wheatgerm oil is low on your CO-wash and you are rinsing that product out thoroughly I doubt it will be doing much of anything.

    Totally agree with that last paragraph.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.

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