Here are some ingredients to look for if you want to know if a product has protein/s:
- Anything that starts with the word Hydrolyzed
- Silk Amino Acids
- Soybean or Soja (Oil or Seed Extract)
- Milk Protein (Coconut Milk, etc.)
- Blue Green Algae
- Rice Protein
- Wheat Protein
- Oat Protein
- Corn Protein
- Vegetable Protein
My Experience w/ Proteins
BG "S" hair has a love/hate relationship with proteins while BG "M" hair loves proteins. I have learned which proteins BG "S" hair absolutely hates and which ones her hair can tolerate.
Tolerable Proteins to Date
Vegetable Protein (Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque)
Hydrolyzed Keratin (Nothing But Intense Healing Masque)
Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner)
Not So Tolerable Proteins to Date
Hydrolyzed / Soy Protein
Silk Amino Acids
Soybean (Soja) Protein/ Oil
There was a time when I attempted to avoid anything with protein in it for BG "S" hair but I have learned that protein isn't a bad thing and is just as important as moisture. This is where the Protein/Moisture Balance comes into play. So, I am going to take a step out and try one of my old favorites on BG "S" again (SM Curl & Style Milk)...stay tuned. Update: The SM Curl & Curl Milk is a "NO-GO" for BG "S"! I won't be re-visiting this product for BG "S" anytime soon. It made her hair so crunchy and dry!
What is your relationship with protein?