8 Silicone-Free Protein Treatments For Curly Hair

Protein treatments are often a staple product in a curly girl’s Holy Grail, because it keeps our hair strong and prevents breakage. However, some curlies have preferences with the ingredients they put into their hair — many curlies choose not to use silicones in their hair regimen because they can cause build-up. If you are looking for a new protein treatment without silicone or are interested in cutting that ingredient out of your regimen, check out the following options.
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If your hair is feeling weak, this is a deep conditioner for you with keratin protein to strengthen. Ingredients such as avocado, sweet almond oil, and argan oil help to hydrate, while vitamins D, A, E, B5, help promote healthy hair and growth.

Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, $19.50, available at Curl Mart.
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This silicone-free conditioner is hydrating; hydrolyzed wheat protein gives the hair strength; marshmallow root is included to give the product slip. This allows for easy detangling for us curly girls!

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Curls & Coils Quench! Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner, $7.49, available at Curl Mart.
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If you have color-treated hair, this is a great option for you. This product is a protein treatment that also helps with color fading, and is also moisturizing to help keep your curls hydrated. Definitely the Holy Grail for color-treated hair.

Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein Deep Moisturizing Treatment, $17.25, Curl Mart.
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With colder weather our hair tends to be dry, and the Mop Top Deep Conditioner is a great remedy. Proteins such as hair keratin amino acids, hydrolyzed soy protein, and hydrolyzed wheat are used to make the hair shaft stronger. This conditioner is moisturizing and also penetrates the hair, which helps with moisture retention.

Mop Top Deep Conditioner, $34.95, available at Mop Top Hair.
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If you prefer a lightweight, yet moisturizing option for a conditioner, you should check this product out. The Honey Hemp Conditioner is moisturizing and has a lot of slip, which is great for detangling, styling, and manageability. It includes ingredients such as honey, hemp oil, and hydrolyzed silk protein.

Handmade Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner, $13.99, available at Target.
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This deep treatment mask includes ingredients such as shea butter, Jamaican castor oil, hydrolyzed keratin, and peppermint oil to help strengthen, moisturize, and stimulate the hair and scalp. It has a loose consistency, which helps with a thorough application while applying the product.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque, $12.99, available at Shea Moisture.
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This is also another great option for color-treated hair. Henna, quinoa, and fennel are used to protect color. Olive oil is also included for moisturizing and imparting sheen. The vegetable protein helps to strengthen.

Nubian Heritage EVOO & Moringa Repair & Extend Conditioner, $11.99, available at Curl Mart.
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