Coconut-Oil and Shea Free Product List

curlynccurlync Registered Users Posts: 219 Curl Neophyte
Hey, so I searched all over these boards but couldn't find any similar threads. Found lots of recs for protein-free products, but no list of products that were free of coconut oil and shea butter. I notice that the couple of conditioners I have tried without these ingredients detangle my hair sooo much better than my conditioners and treatments that DO contain them. Curl creams also tend to leave my hair a little stiff feeling, and again all creams I've tried have one or both of those ingredients as well. I don't know for sure that these disagree with my hair, but want to try excluding them to see if it makes a difference.

I thought it would be great if we could start a list here of coconut and shea free options for CG friendly low-poos, co-washes, conditioners and styling creams. I also made note if they contain protein to help narrow this down even more for those of us trying to avoid protein as well.

Low Poos:
Aubrey Organics Blue Chamomile Shampoo (*contains protein)

CJ Daily Fix (*contains protein)

Giovanni 50:50
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat
CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner (*contains protein)

Curl creams/cream stylers:

If you have products you like that are free of coconut oil and shea butter, please add them to this list!
Porosity: low at roots; normal mid-shaft; high at ends
Texture: mix of medium & coarse
Density: medium

Low-Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; CJ Gentle Cleansing
RO: GVP Conditioning Balm; Innersense Color Radiance
Stylers: MT Curly Custard; CHS Curl Keeper; UFD Curly Magic; Innersense I Create Volume

Occasional use: CJ Repair Me; Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo

CG (or mod CG since I low-poo?) since June 2015


  • StephC79StephC79 Registered Users Posts: 99 Curl Connoisseur
    Great idea. I'm trying to figure out what my hair likes and dislikes right now. Undecided on coconut and shea.

    Co wash
    Matrix Biolage cleansing conditioner for curly hair
    Jessicurl cleansing cream

    Leave in
    Giovanni direct leave in (soy protein)
    Curl Junkie smoothing lotion
    Kinky Curly knot today

    Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner (soy protein)
    Tresemme perfectly undone conditioner

    Curl cream
    Curl Keeper styling cream (proteins and polyquats)

    That's all I can think of now
    3A with tight ringlet underlayer.
    Mixed porosity, medium texture and density.

    Cleaner - Shea Moisture fruit fusion shampoo, Maui Moisture curl quench shampoo, cleansing conditioner.
    Conditioner - L'Oreal Botanicals safflower conditioner.
    P/T - Curl Junkie repair me
    D/T - Shea Moisture manuka honey or fruit fusion mask
    Styling - Paul Mitchell round trip, Paul Mitchell super sculpt glaze, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam.
  • kleinehexekleinehexe Registered Users Posts: 80 Curl Neophyte
    I just noticed that my Garnier Pure and Clean conditioner is shea and coconut free.

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