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5 Protein Conditioners for Natural Hair

Protein Conditioners are a very important part of a healthy hair regimen. They help to maintain the Moisture Protein Balance of hair for strong hair that is resistant to breakage. Below are some of the top ranking Protein Conditioners. 1-2 are rinse out conditioners with light protein concentrations while 3-5 are more concentrated protein deep conditioners  For further reading: Proteins and Natural Hair.

Why Are Protein Conditioners Important?

During regular maintenance of your hair such as shampooing, you will naturally lose a small percentage of protein each time. Your hair regimen should minimize and replenish the loss of protein. It is also important to eat protein rich foods. Finer hair textures will have less protein than others. Therefore, it is more important for them to superficially add protein by using a protein conditioner.

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  1. Vanessa Smith says:

    I have very kinky hair and shrinkage bad trying to find conditioner that works for me. Plus I need to find good moisturizer I’m just starting out also would like something to help define my curls help!!

  2. Vanessa Smith says:

    I have very kinky hair and shrinkage bad trying to find conditioner that works for me. Plus I need to find good moisturizer I’m just starting out also would something to help define my curls help!!

  3. Aubrey Organics is an amazing protein deep conditioner. I’m not fond of the smell but it gets the job done. I also purchased the ORS Hair Mayonnaise to give it a shot (product junkie…)

  4. Having a rough patch. I bc in 2011 and my hair is fine but only forms up into an afro after each wash (90% shrinkage). So I get no laying of the hair like I want. So thinking about just cutting/shaping “afro”. The twist outs, braiding, are on actually fine hair so they are too small to get that full effect that I want.

    This article has me now going back and grabbing some protein to see if that will help. Like Tiffany, I received the GBP in my CurlKit, but didn’t know what to use it for. So I will try the protein step to see if my hair gives me a better sign.

    I would like to keep the length, but I can’t do anything with it like it is.

    What exactly does Keratin products do to natural hair? Was thinking to use to loosen my coils a bit.

  5. Ive been told Queen Helene Cholesterol Cream is a moisturizing conditioner now i am completely confuse, could you help enlighten me on this

  6. what about good ole jerry redding? i add it to my deep conditioning about once every 2 months..I normally use cholesterol mixed with creamed avocado/honey/mashed bananas/aloe vera juice (really whatever I have on hand)

  7. Hi! I’ve bought Keratin 2 minute reconstructor because my hair is fine and weak and I tell that it works. But last week I read that I must use it once a month, because cause breakage. How and when can I use it?
    Thanks you in advance,
    Are

  8. I just started going Natural, and i really need some hair products that really suits my hair type but the problem is that i stay in Argentina, i’ve searched for products everywhere here but can’t seem to get any which blends with my hair. please help!

  9. Do you think kera care intensive restorative masque is a suitable protein conditioner? I plan to mix with one egg and apply after which i’ll condition with humecto, would love to know your thoughts!:)

    • Kera Care Intensive is more of a moisturizing conditioner. I don’t recommend mixing an egg with any deep conditioners. Try any of the 5 Protein Conditioners Listed Above.

  10. Foxybrown says:

    I’ve used Hair Mayonnaise for years. Relaxed and natural. Now I mix in an egg and some EVOO when deep conditioning with it.

  11. I received the GPB Balancing Conditioner in my CurlKit last month. I was very hesitant to try it due to my previous bad experiences with protein conditioners. However, I figured that after two color sessions in six months my hair could use a little boost. I was pleasantly surprised to get soft, well conditioned hair after the first use. I would recommend it for finer hair textures that need an occasional treatment.

  12. GingerBella says:

    I use the cholestoral conditioner currently on my hair and my daughter hair.

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