What to Look For: Protein Conditioner

Hi Again,

Here is some more on Conditioners!

Protein Conditioners are often called Reconstructors. They may give the appearance of thicker hair and can fill the gaps in the cuticle if the outer cuticle is damaged adding a smoother shiny look. They do not actually reconstruct the hair. 

Proteins found in popular shop bought Protein Conditioners (curtesy of Naturally Curly):

  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed casein, 
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed collagen,
  •  Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed hair keratin
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed keratin, 
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed rice protein
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed silk, 
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed soy protein
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, 
  • Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl silk amino acids, 
  • Cocoyl hydrolyzed collagen, 
  • Cocoyl hydrolyzed keratin, 
  • Hydrolyzed keratin, 
  • Hydrolyzed oat flour, 
  • Hydrolyzed silk
  • Hydrolyzed silk protein, 
  • Hydrolyzed soy protein, 
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Keratin
  • Potassium cocoyl hydrolyzed collagen, 
  • TEA-cocoyl hydrolyzed collagen, 
  • TEA-cocoyl, 
  • hydrolyzed soy protein.

Some Popular Protein/Strengthening Conditioners:
Aphogee 2 Step Reconstructor
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonaise
Joico K-PAK Reconstructor
Ojon SWA Hair Strengthening Conditioner
Jane Carter Solutions Hair Nourishing Serum (strength)
Curls Champagne & Caviar Curl Elixir (Hair Oil Blend for Sheen & Hair Growth)

Jheri Redding Professional Natural Protein Conditioner

I always struggle to find good strengthening and protein conditioner
Still undecided and unsure about what you are looking at why not make your own

How make Homemade Protein conditioner
  • 1avocado (hydrates and nourishes) 
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 1/2tsp olive oil (conditions) 
  • 2 tbsp castor oil

I sometimes add honey (for shine) and mayonaise for extra protein.
If you know better strengthener or protein conditioners. please post and let us know. 

Looking for ingredients of Moisturising Conditioner or how to balance protein and moisture: See Here!

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