10 Best Protein-Free Deep Conditioners For Protein Sensitive Hair

(Last Updated On: July 30, 2019)

If you have protein sensitive hair, you will notice that your hair often feels stiff and dry, no matter how often you wash and deep condition your hair. That’s why in this post, I will be providing 10 protein-free deep conditioners you can try in your natural hair. 

Even though our hair needs protein, and a protein-moisture balance is so crucial for healthy hair, the dangerous truth is that if there’s an overload of protein in your hair, it can cause more harm than good.

That’s because a lot of hair products are formulated with some form of protein. So by the time you’ve added the shampoo, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner, styling product, gel and serum, you might end up piling way too much protein in your hair without knowing. 

Therefore whenever you can, try to use a protein-free product until your hair bounces back to health. 

Examples of proteins in hair products includes amino acids, keratin, soy, and of course protein.

You can also use these products in your hair if you have low porosity hair. 

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Protein-Free Deep Conditioners For Protein Sensitive Natural Hair 


1. As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner (8 Oz.) $$

protein free deep conditioner

Product Claim: Moisturizes deep within the hair shaft. Smooths and aligns cuticle layer. Repairs split ends and strengthens weak areas. Promotes shine

5 Star Review:This product made my hair so soft. It felt like silk ! I love this product.

2. MY HoneyChild Honey Hair Mask (8 Oz.) $$

protein free deep conditioners for curly hair

Product Claim: Lock moisture into your hair, strengthening it and making breakage a thing of the past. Regardless of your hair type or treatment, you can count on Honey Hair Mask for silky, healthy and eye-catching mane!

5 Star Review:“I love this product and it smells so good. It left my hair feeling soft,I can still smell the scent a day later in my hair”

3. TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask. 12OZ. $$

protein free deep conditioner for 4c hair

Product Claim:  This luxurious deep conditioner contains raw honey for softer, shinier tresses and jojoba and olive oils, which nourish and heal strands in need of repair. The result is hair that never looked so good.

5 Star Review:My hair was super moisturized and smelled so good. I love it.

4. Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Conditioner (12 Oz.) $$

protein free hair products

Product Claim: Encourage your ringlets to shine every day with this moisture-filled daily conditioner!

5 Star Review:This conditioner made all my tangles melt like butter. The slip is out of this world and my hair is wonderfully moisturized.

5. Shea Moisture Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Conditioner (13 oz.). $$

shea moisture protein free conditioner

Product Claim: A lightweight conditioner that softens and improves manageability. Ideal for low porosity curls and coils that resist essential moisture.


6. Camille Rose Naturals Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard (12 oz). $$

protein free conditioner

Product Claim: Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard is a culinary cocktail blend of nourishing oils to soften and protect the hair’s moisture barrier.

5 Star Review:Best conditioner I’ve used in a long time. Instantly smoothing. My hair is shiny, smooth, and hydrated from the inside.”

7. Alikay Naturals Avocado Moisture Repairing Mask. 8oz. $$

protein free deep conditioner for natural hair

Product Claim: The result is moisturized hair that feels soft and is more elastic. Increased elasticity means less hair breakage, more length retention and stronger healthier hair.

5 Star Review:Really improved my detangling experience and made my hair feel soft!


8. EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Revitalizing Conditioner (8 Oz.) $

protein free conditioner for natural hair

Product Claim: An ultra-moisturizing botanical conditioner that penetrates hair from root to tip, leaving hair silky and full of body.

5 Star Review:After the first couple of uses my hair looked and felt amazing. Now my hair is shinier than it typically is and less frizzy.”


9. Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Hydrating Conditioner (8 oz.)


deep conditioner for curly hair

Product Claim: This protein-free conditioner is great for softening and silkening your hair from root to tip. The perfect conditioner for those who are protein sensitive.

10. Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment. 8OZ. $$

protein free deep conditioner for low porosity hair

Product Claim: This thick conditioner uses cocoa butter and shea butter to add some serious moisture to your hair.  

5 Star Review:Jessicurl deep conditioning treatment is the #1 DC that I have found in my 5 yrs. natural to give me soft and manageable hair.”

best protein free deep conditioners for natural hair

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What deep conditioner have you tried for your protein sensitive or low porosity hair? Which one will you be trying? Let us know in the comments section. 

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