If you are protein sensitive or if your hair is severely dehydrated (I explain the difference between dehydrated and dry hair here), you need to avoid products with the following ingredients:

  • anything saying hydroxypropyl  or Hydrolyzed
  • keratin

 

Ingredients that are Silicones:

  • anything ending in “cone”
  • ingredients ending in “siloxane”
  • Dimethiconol
  • Ingredients with “Silicate” somewhere written on them
  • ingredients that contain “silane” in the name

 

Sulfates dry out the hair but there are some ingredients that have the word sulfate in the name and are not detergents/cleansers (more info here and here). The following ingredients are ok:

  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate
  • Behenyl Trimethyl Ammonium Methosulfate
  • Docosyltrimethylammonium Methyl Sulphate

 

Alcohols usually dry out the hair but there are exceptions and there are even fatty alcohols that are actually moisturizing (more here, here, here, here). Try and avoid all alcohols except these:

  • alcohols that start with “C” (Cetearyl Alcohol , Cetyl Alcohol)
  • alcohols that start with “S” (Stearyl Alcohol)
  • behenyl alcohol
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Coconut Fatty Alcohol
  • lauryl alcohol
  • myristyl alcohol
  • Oleyl alcohol

 

Humectants will suck your hair out of moisture if you live in a dry climate:

  • Propylene glycol, Polyethylene glycols (PEGs), hexylene glycol, butylene glycol, Dipropylene glycol, Triethylene glycol, Capryl(yl) glycol
  • Glycerin, Glyceryl triacetate, glycerol
  • lactic acid, Alpha hydroxy acid, Hyaluronic Acid
  • polydextrose, Glucose, Fructose, Polydextrose
  • Sodium hexametaphosphate, Sodium PCA, Sodium lactate
  • sorbitol, xylitol, maltitol, Inositol, Erythritol, 1,2,6 hexanetriol, Panthenol, Phytantriol
  • Hexanediol beeswax, Hexanetriol Beeswax
  • Isoceteth-(3-10, 20, 30), Isolaureth-(3-10, 20, 30), Laneth-(5-50), Laureth-(1-30), Steareth-(4-20), Trideceth-(5-50)
  • Urea
  • Aloe
  • Honey
  • egg
  • Lithium chloride
  • Molasses
  • Tremella extract
  • Dicyanamide
  • Allantoin
  • Seaweed
  • algae
  • Potassium PCA
  • Quillaia

Products without silicone, protein, sulfate, bad alcohols and humectants

 

Mask

For all hair types:

For fine, dry or normal hair:

For dry hair:

For normal or dry hair:

works also as leave-in conditioner

made my hair soft but ended up using the hole package at once (too expensive)

For damaged or dry hair:

For damaged hair:

For normal, dry or damaged hair:

 

Heat Protectant

For all hair types:

doesn’t make hair greasy or weighted down (even when used on dry hair)

doesn’t work as a detangler on dry hair

Leave-in Conditioner

For all hair types:

For curly hair:

  • kinky-curly-knot-today-natural-leave-in-detangler

 

Kinky-Curly Knot Today (7,63€/100 ml)

ok slip, doesn’t create product build-up

Made my face break-out and caused an allergic reation (redness, burning and itching)

 

For kids:

 

Shampoo

For all hair types:

 

Heymountain Jazzee Blue Shampoo (49,90€/l; doesn’t wash hair properly and dries out my hair)

 

 

For dry hair:

For dry and curly hair:

For thick and curly or dry hair:

Fur curly hair:

For normal to dry hair:

For damaged hair or dry scalp:

For coloured hair:

For coloured and damaged hair:

For dry and damaged hair:

For children and sensitive scalps:

For Men and normal hair:

For dandruff:

For fine and short hair:

For fine or short hair:

For fine, oily or normal hair:

For fine, short or oily hair:

For men:

To apply to dry hair

For all hair types:

For curly or kinky hair:

this are just sealants (shea butter and oils) => they don’t moisturize but lock the moisture => they help preventing the moisture from evaporate from the hair in dry climates but make sure the hair is very hydrated before applying otherwise the hair will stay dry and break

can be applied to wet and dry hair

makes my hair look a bit dirty

on wash day it’s very hard to get the hair soaked in water (product build-up)

For kinky hair:

For dry and damaged hair:

For frizzy hair:

For dry hair and split ends:

For thin and weak hair:

Oil mix

For all hair types:

  • Klettenwurzel Haaröl (first ingredient is a mineral oil (petroleum based); for all hair types; No alcohols)

For damaged hair and dry scalp:

No alcohols 

for brittle hair (breakage) and dry scalp

smells and works ok

 

Conditioner

For dry, damaged or coloured hair:

For normal to dry hair:

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Faith in Nature Lavender & Geranium Conditioner (2,58€/100 ml)

 

 

For all hair types:

For dandruff:

For normal to fine hair:

For coloured and damaged hair:

For fine, oily or normal hair:

For coloured or permed hair:

For normal to oily hair:

 

Products without silicone, protein, sulfate and bad alcohols with humectants

 

Mask

For curly hair:

For dry hair:

For all hair types:

makes hair slippery while wet

moisturizes and hydrates hair

 

For dry and treated hair:

For summer damaged hair:

For damaged and coloured hair:

For damaged hair:

For dandruff:

For weak hair and breakage:

For dry and damaged hair:

For dry and itchy scalp:

 

Leave-in / to apply to dry hair

For all hair types:

For curly hair:

For frizzy hair:

For frizzy and damaged hair:

For curly, dry and damaged hair:

For weak and damaged hair:

For damaged hair and dry scalp:

For coloured hair:

For normal hair:

For kids:

For kids and curly hair:

 

Shampoo

For all hair types:

Fur curly hair:

For dry and curly hair:

For normal to dry hair:

For dry hair:

For damaged hair:

For babys:

For kids:

Conditioner

For frizzy hair:

For all hair types:

For dry hair:

For curly hair:

For damaged hair:

For fine hair:

For kids:

 

Oil mix

For all hair types:

  • neobio-Pflege-Haaroel-75-ml

 

neobio Pflege Haaröl

for all hair types

No alcohols

 

 

 

 

Produtcs without silicone, protein and sulfate (with bad alcohols)

Leave-in

For dry hair:

  • botanicals

L’Oréal Botanicals Fresh Care Kur Saflorblüte Reichhaltige Nährung Seidige Haar-Crème

7,95€/100 ml

It has ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

Leaves my hair silky soft

It’s very lightweight, no product build-up at all

Same effect on wet and dry hair

 

For dry and damaged hair:

  • balea milch

 

 

1,95€ (0,98€/100 ml)

leave-in and heat protectant

smells good

leaves hair soft

 

 

For all hair types:

For normal hair:

 

Shampoo

For dry and damaged hair:

For sensitive scalp:

For sensitive and dry scalp:

For damaged hair:

For normal hair:

For fine hair:

For oily hair and dandruff:

For dandruff:

 

Mask

For dry hair:

For dry and damaged hair:

For normal and dry hair:

For damaged hair:

 

Conditioner

For dry and damaged hair:

For frizzy hair:

For damaged hair:

For coloured hair:

For fine and damaged hair:

For fine hair:

 

To apply to dry hair

Frizzy hair:

  • L’Oréal Botanicals Fresh Care Bändigende Haar-Crème Camelina Geschmeidigkeits-Ritual
    • anti-frizz for unruly hair

For sensitive and itchy scalp:

For damaged hair:

For hair fall:

For all scalp types and hair fall:

  • Alpecin Haarwasser Coffein Liquid (all scalp types and hair fall)

For sensitive scalp and hair fall:

For all hair types:

For oily hair:

  • PANTENE PRO-V Sprühkur Mizellen (oily hair)

For normal and oily hair:

For dandruff, oily hair and hair fall:

For dandruff and oily hair:

For dandruff:

  • SEBORIN Haarwasser (for dandruff)
  • Elvital Lotion Planta Clear – 7 Tage Kopfhaut Befreier (for dandruff)

For dry scalp and dandruff: