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protein free leave in conditioners for natural hair

My protein sensitive ladies don’t get enough love in the natural hair community and are usually left with very few options when it comes to products. It wasn’t until I went through my own protein sensitive moment (which I’m still having two years later BTW) that I realized that many products out there could be more harmful than good.

Even when crafting up my product recommendation lists for you, I found it difficult/ almost impossible to locate protein free products that were truly protein free. It’s like you almost have to be a ninja of some sorts to find products that don’t include protein. This is because several ingredients we don’t realize can be categorized a a protein such as coconut oil… which is in almost every single natural hair product on the market.

However I don’t give up that easy! I’ve cultivated this list for you with the best protein free lave in conditioners for natural hair. Most won’t break the bank, and most are 100& protein free (I’ve labeled those that have ingredients that may act as a protein in your hair)


Protein Free Deep Conditioners For Natural Hair 
Protein Overload: What is it & How to get rid of it? 
Products For Protein Sensitive Natural Hair 

Protein Free Leave In Conditioners For Natural Hair


1. Kinky Curly Knot Today 

Ingredients: Organic mango fruit extract, organic slippery elm, organic marshmallow root, organic lemon grass, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, citric acid, phenoxyyethanol and natural fragrances

2. Shea Moisture Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Protein Free Leave In Detangler 

Ingredients: Glycerin (Vegetable), Water, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Panthenol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend).

3. Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave In Conditioner

Ingredients: Purified Water, Jojoba, Avocado and Coconut Oils, Vegetable Wax, Panthenol, Arnica, Calendula, Echinacea, Nettle & Horsetail Extracts, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Germ Oil, Essential and/or Fragrance Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate & Vitamin E

*4.Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave In Conditioner Spray 

*This product does contain coconut oil at the very beginning of the ingredient list therefore if you have a coconut oil allergy, sensitivity do not use/purchase.

Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, C20-22 Alcohols*, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Cetrimonium Chloride*, Cetyl Esters*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Glycerin*, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60*, Polysorbate 80*, Fragrance, Aminomethyl Propanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid. *Coconut or Vegetable Derived.

*5. Oyin Handmade Hairdew Daily Hair Quenching Lotion:

*This product does contain coconut oil towards the end of the ingredient list therefore if you have a coconut oil allergy, sensitivity do not use/purchase.

Ingredients: purified water, ricinus communis (castor) oil, olea europaea (olive) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (organic), behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol (emulsifier derived from colza oil), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (preservative), squalane (from olive oil), fragrance, and love!

What are any of my protein sensitive naturalistas using on their hair? Share your go to products so I can update the list and make it more readily available for others who are struggling !