In Need of Protien Free Products Please!

Hello all! I've used these boards in the past as guidance for the CG method, but have never posted before. I've been doing a modified CG for a few years now. My hair is sensitive to many proteins, but also seems to crave protein at the same time. Very confusing! Anyway, after a lot of trial and error, I ended up using Shea Moisture's Munuka Honey and Mufura Oil shampoo and conditioner and had fantastic curls, despite the fact that my hair usually doesn"t do well with shea butter. I've used it for a year and got good results, but now I seem to have protein overload. For awhile now, my curls have been too dry and frizzy. No matter how long I let the water run over my head in the shower, it feels dry and straw like. I used to never have tangles but now I can't get rid of them! I've been trying to cut out protein temporarily and get my hair more moisture, but I'm having a difficult time finding protein free products, so I'd thought I"d ask around here.

I have a combination of waves and curls, so it's hard to classify my hair type. For the most part, I have loose curls, but the top back layer of my hair is very kinky and tightly curled, so I need to treat it differently then the rest of my hair.

The only conditioner I've been using is Sally's GVP conditioning balm. It was amazing at first, now it's just "eh". It's way too thick for a co wash. I still use the Shea Moisture shampoo once a week because my hair needs a shampoo and I haven't found a replacement. My styler has been Volumax gel. It looked protien free and CG friendly to me, but it's been so long since I've changed products that I don't remember what to watch out for anymore. Here are the ingredients incase anyone would be willing to look at them for me:

water/aqua/eau, polyquaternium-4, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cetrimonium chloride, hydroxyethylcellulose, ceteth-20 propylene glycol, citric acid, polysorbate 20, tetrasodium edta, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate. peg-4 laurate, sodium hydroxide, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, limonene, fragrance/parfum

Recommendations for other protein free products would be wonderful! I need a shampoo, co-wash, regular conditioner, and stylers. My hair does best with gel and nothing else, but I know those are hard to get protein free. I know about the Sauve conditioners, but can't use them because of the fragrances, and I've never liked Tresseme's conditioners, but it's been a long time since I last tried them. Sorry I wrote you guys a novel! Thanks for taking the time to read this. :smile:


  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Registered Users Posts: 312 Curl Connoisseur
    The Shea Moisture Cupuacu line is specifically for protein sensitive hair. It's hard to find but I've seen it at Walmart. Shea Moisture also just released a Dragon's Blood and Coffee Cherry line at Ulta that is also protein free.


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