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Emollients soften and smooth skin and reduce frizz in hair by smoothing the cuticle. There are hundreds of emollients. [She lists shea butter, vegetable oils, wheat germ/olive/walnut oils.]
Proteins coat the hair shaft and protect it. Look for plant proteins such as what, wheat germ, or soy protein ...
Humectants absorb water and hold in moisture. They are absolutely crucial in a conditioner for curly hair. Panthenol, vegetable glycerine, and sorbitol are just a few humectants to look for on the label.
Moisturizers add softness and control to curly hair. Amino acids and aloe vera are two great moisturizers.