Drug store cream that is protein free?

ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
I'm thinking of trying the LOC method for sealing but I don't typically use a cream in my routine. I use a leave in, then a custard, then a gel.

I'm 2B course, medium to thin density. I need a protein free cream that works, but I want cheap and easy to access (is in I don't have to wait for it to ship and it's under 10 bucks). Any ideas?
CG since 11/2014
Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
Low density, very coarse, high porosity
Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
Protein: Hask Keratin
Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel

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  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    Cantu coconut curling cream. It runs around $6 for 12oz but it does contain petroleum if you're opposed to that.
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


  • ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
    Also has silk amino acids :(
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    Sorry, I didn't catch that! I don't use creams but I see them around. Maybe try Eden Body works Coconut Shea Pudding Souffle?

    I don't see any proteins but could be wrong as they hide under different names sometimes. Here's the ingredients:

    Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butryospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Polyquaternium-11, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


  • ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
    Oooh ya those ingredients look good! I'll keep an eye out for those suggestions. I'm surprised at how little there seems to be in the way of protein free cream. Last place I'm going to try is Sally's. I see on curl mart there are a few options. Might have to just buck up or give up.
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    So true! I had protein overload once and didn't realize how many products contained some type of protein until then. I'm not protein sensitive but after experiencing that I imagine it must be really hard for people who are!
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


  • ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
    I will allow a tiny bit of protein, like in my LA looks gel, and Mop Top Custard but you are so right, it can add up to alot if I'm not careful! I seem to be doing OK if I keep it to a minimum. I found two Edens products at Sally's that I can try. The souffle you mentioned and a leave in conditioner with a jojoba formula. I'm excited to give em a try.
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    Awesome! I'm glad you found them! I want to try the jojoba leave in and the shea leave in but I don't need them since I already have something that works. Trying not to be a product junkie lol.
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


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