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CG & protein-free conditioner?

swirldropsswirldrops Posts: 152Registered Users
Any recommendations for a good (preferably inexpensive!) CG & protein-free conditioner?
Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
Styling: Biolage Gelee

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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    For me, conditioner is the most important product. I LOVE [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl's Too Shea[/buylink] conditioner.
    I bought a gallon in January and still have 1/4 left. A little goes a long ways. Her weekly deep treatment is great too. Both are protein free so no worries about build up.
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 1,060Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm. I *love* it. :smile:
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • swirldropsswirldrops Posts: 152Registered Users
    Thanks for the input!

    I tried both of those Jessicurl products awhile ago and soooo wanted to love it, but ended up with a stringy knotty mess.

    I've heard several mentions of the Sally's Conditioning Balm. Think that might be worth a try!
    Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
    Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
    Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
    Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
    Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
    CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
    Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
    Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
    Styling: Biolage Gelee
  • swirldropsswirldrops Posts: 152Registered Users
    Curry Curls... By Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm do you mean Sally's Biolage Conditioning Hydrating Balm? I just want to be sure I'm understanding the right product b/c I saw someone mentioned in another post that it's (Sally's Biolage Conditioning Hydrating Balm) NOT protein free.
    Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
    Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
    Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
    Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
    Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
    CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
    Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
    Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
    Styling: Biolage Gelee
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 1,060Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yeah, I did see the post about it not being protein free, but I'm pretty sure this is. I bought the black and white bottle that says 'conditioning balm'. Compare to: Matrix biolage conditioning balm. Repairs dry or damaged hair. I was using TIGI Oatmeal and Honey and my hair completely freaked out. So, I bought this, and my hair has been absolutely happy with this. I don't know how many Matrix condish versions Sally has, but mine doesn't say 'hydrating'. Maybe that is a different one. Someone more ingredient savvy such as RedCelticCurls would probably know more than me. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    If I see the ingredients list, I can let you know. :)

    TooShea isn't protein free. It hydrolized oats low on the list, and is porbably better considered low protein. WDT is protein free.

    Some of the Suaves and VO5s are protein free.

    Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose and White Camellia are relatively protein free. Jojoba oil (technically a wax) has protein, but they seem to be tolerated by a good amount of people with protein sensitivity.

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Knot Today[/buylink] is protein free.

    I think the some of the KBB stuff is protein free.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If I see the ingredients list, I can let you know. :)

    Here are the ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate

    This looks protein free to me.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    If I see the ingredients list, I can let you know. :)

    Here are the ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate

    This looks protein free to me.

    I'd say it was pretty protein free too. The plant extracts can bother some if you are super-sensitive since all plants contain protein. But, they are under the paraben preservatives, so few should be bothered by them.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • swirldropsswirldrops Posts: 152Registered Users
    Thank you all so much!
    Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
    Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
    Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
    Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
    Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
    CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
    Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
    Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
    Styling: Biolage Gelee
  • swirldropsswirldrops Posts: 152Registered Users
    BTW, I emailed KBB and they said none of their products contain protein.
    Type: Course & thick. According to everyone's input, 2c w/ 3a potential.
    Color: Brown w/ highlights & annoying grays which I color.
    Length: Past shoulders w/ layers.
    Issues: Dryness, knots & more dryness!
    Poo: Deva Lo-Poo 1 x week, Clarify 1-2 x month
    CO Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut (but looking for something else b/c I suspect protein issues)
    Condish: GVPCB, LVPNG
    Leave-Ins: Was loving KBB Milk & Nectar, but overused them. Usually just leave-in some of what I CO with.
    Styling: Biolage Gelee
  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    Yeah, I was really confused about that, too. Someone had told me that it was probably what caused my protein reaction, but then I realized that something else that I'd forgotten I'd used did.

    I think that they must have reformulated it in recent years because on that thread there were a few different ingredient lists for the same product, some of which (the older ones) had proteins and some of which didn't.
    :happy10:
    fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
    CGish since 10-16-08
    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
    Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
    Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
    Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer :)

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