FAQs Friday: How to know if your hair moisturizer contains protein

If you think your hair is protein-sensitive or you are simply avoiding hair products with protein in them, it’s very important to know how to identify proteins. The first thing to do is to read through the ingredient list watching for any type of protein. The problem is that not every protein has – protein in its name. Some examples of proteins commonly used in hair products include:

  1. Hydrolyzed Keratin
  2. Keratin amino acids 
  3. Collagen
  4. Hydrolyzed Collagen 
  5. Collagen Amino Acids
  6. Silk Protein
  7. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  8. Milk Protein
  9. Soy Protein
  10. Oat Protein
  11. Rice Protein
  12. Egg
     

Please take note: Cholesterol is NOT a protein. Although it can strengthen hair, it is actually a lipid (fatty) substance.

Some examples of hair moisturizers which do not contain protein include:

  1. Hairveda Red Tea Moisturizer
  2. Luster’s S-Curl No-Drip Activator Moisturizer
  3. Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion
  4. As I Am Moisture Milk Daily Hair Revitalizer
  5. Bee Mine Bee Loved Hair & Scalp Moisturizer
  6. Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk
  7. EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Hair Milk
  8. EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk
  9. OBIA Naturals Curl Hydration Spray
  10. Oyin Handmade Greg Juice
  11. Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion
  12. African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Silky Hair Moisturizer
  13. African Naturalistas Daily Hair Mist

 

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Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
DR FOMSKY'S HAIR TYPE: Relaxed hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT HAIR LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
FAVOURITE DEEP CONDITIONER: ??
LONG-TERM PLAN: Grow out the front and crown hair sections to match the length of the back and sides.

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