Help with protein conditioner

Retromom104Retromom104 Posts: 2Registered Users
Hi
I am new to CG and think I am 2c/3a? I have fine thin hair that loves protein. I am looking for a RO conditioner and came across this one in my local natural food store.


Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner:


Ingredients:
Deionized Water, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cottonseed Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Balsam Peru, Olive Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract, Barley Extract, Stearalkonium Chloride (Fiber base content), Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyl Dimethyl PABA, PEG- 100 Stearate, Sodium Caseinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Corn Oil, *Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Citric Acid, Organic Essential Oil, Caramel, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Botanical Fragrance.


I was concerned about the Octyl Dimethyl Paba. Is that a silicone? And was also wondering if Cottonseed Oil will weigh down fine hair.


Any help or opinions would be appreciated.
2c/3a Fine, thin, layered, color treated, shoulder length
Low-poo: SM Shea moisture retention
RO: VO5 Strawberry or GVP Cond Balm (length only)
Stylers: Curl Keeper & LA Looks Nutri Curl gel
DT: Joico K-Pak or SM mask

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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hi
    I am new to CG and think I am 2c/3a? I have fine thin hair that loves protein. I am looking for a RO conditioner and came across this one in my local natural food store.


    Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner:


    Ingredients:
    Deionized Water, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cottonseed Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Balsam Peru, Olive Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract, Barley Extract, Stearalkonium Chloride (Fiber base content), Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyl Dimethyl PABA, PEG- 100 Stearate, Sodium Caseinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Corn Oil, *Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Citric Acid, Organic Essential Oil, Caramel, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Botanical Fragrance.


    I was concerned about the Octyl Dimethyl Paba. Is that a silicone? And was also wondering if Cottonseed Oil will weigh down fine hair.


    Any help or opinions would be appreciated.

    Octyl Dimethyl PABA is a UV filter, not a silicone. It's probably in there to help the oils not oxidize.You can spot silicones in ingredients lists by looking for words that end in -cone, -conol, and -xane. Words that end in -none, such as Methylisothiazolinone, are preservatives, not silicones. If the silicone begins with PEG or PPG, it's water soluble and cowashing will remove it. If not, then it's non-water soluble and will require a low poo (sulfate free shampoo) with Cocamidopropyl Betaine or Cocobetaine to remove.

    I've never used that conditioner, or any product with cottonseed oil, so I can't speak to whether it will weigh your hair down or not. I can say that I've used other RO's with a good amount of oil in them, without my hair getting weighed down and looking limp. I'm not seeing chemical detangling agents in there (like Behentrimonium Methosulfate for instance), so the oils in this one are probably there to help provide slip for easier detangling, along with some emollient effect (softening).
    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
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've used it. Bought two bottles online. Didn't find it to be anything special, so didn't repurchase it.

    My hair is low porosity, so I feel that my RO isn't on my hair long enough to make that much difference. Aside from doing PTs, I add protein to my routine through my styling products. I use a PT as my leave in, or protein spray as my first layer.
    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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