Does OGX shampoo have protein? Yes, some OGX shampoos do have protein, but some don’t. This post lists all the OGX shampoos which contain protein, to help you make the best choice when choosing the right shampoo for your hair type.
Added protein in shampoo can help to strengthen damaged hair, and can be useful if your hair has become brittle from chemical treatments. It is also good for high porosity hair.
Too much protein however, can cause the hair to become dull, and straw-like. Low porosity hair types naturally have more protein in their hair, so should avoid hair products which have protein added.
Does OGX Shampoo Have Protein?
I’ve tested out over 18 different OGX shampoos, and discovered that some of them do contain protein. I also discovered that with some OGX shampoos, you could easily be misled into thinking that they don’t contain protein, when in fact they do!
For example the OGX Refreshing Scalp+ Tea Tree Mint Shampoo looks very similar to the OGX Hydrating+ Tea Tree Mint Shampoo, however the Hydrating+ shampoo contains protein, whereas the Refreshing Scalp+ shampoo does not!
The OGX Hydrate and Revive+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo also looks similar to the OGX Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo, but the Hydrate and Revive+ shampoo contains protein, whereas the Renewing+ shampoo does not!
To help make it easier for you to identify which OGX shampoos contain protein, I’ve listed the ones I’ve tested below showing which type of protein is in each.
Which OGX Shampoos Have Protein?
The following OGX shampoos all contain protein. They would be suitable for high porosity hair, or hair that has become damaged due to chemical treatments such as perms.
|OGX Shampoo||Protein Type|
|OGX Biotin and Collagen Shampoo||Collagen and wheat protein|
|OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo||Egg white protein|
|OGX Hydrate and Revive+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo||Silk protein|
|OGX Brazilian Keratin Smooth Shampoo||Keratin protein|
|OGX Keratin Oil Shampoo||Keratin protein|
|OGX Hydrating + Tea Tree Mint Shampoo||Milk protein|
|OGX Liquid Pearl Shampoo||Conchiolin (protein secreted by mollusks)|
Which OGX Shampoos Do Not Have Protein?
The following OGX shampoos do not contain protein. They would be suitable for low porosity hair, or hair that has become overloaded with protein.
- OGX Refreshing Scalp+ Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
- OGX Charcoal Detox Shampoo
- OGX Orchid Oil Shampoo
- OGX Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo
- OGX Coconut Curls Shampoo
- OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo
- OGX Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
- OGX Coconut Water Shampoo
- OGX Shea Soft and Smooth Shampoo
- OGX Eucalyptus, Mint & Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
- OGX Purple Toning Shampoo
- OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Shampoo
Do I Want Protein in my Shampoo?
Healthy hair needs just the right balance of protein and moisture. If you have too much protein and not enough moisture the hair strands could become stiff and brittle. Too much moisture but not enough protein could leave the hair weak and limp.
You would benefit from protein in your shampoo if:
- You frequently perm or colour your hair
- You regularly use hair straighteners or curling irons
- You have high porosity hair
- Your hair has become fine, damaged and unmanageable
You should avoid protein in your shampoo if:
- You have split ends and limp strands from protein overload
- You have low porosity hair
- The texture of your hair has changed, indicating protein buildup
- You easily get product build up on the hair
What Does Protein in Shampoo do to Hair?
The proteins in OGX shampoos help to make the hair more elastic and less likely to break or snap. They also make the hair shinier and easier to manage. If you have high porosity hair, using a shampoo containing protein will help to strengthen the hair strands and help them to retain moisture.
The main benefits of protein include:
- It makes hair more flexible and elastic
- Hair becomes stronger and more durable
- It gives hair more fullness, and makes it look thicker
- It makes the hair shiny and glossy
Different types of protein however will get different results on the hair.
- Egg white protein – repairs hair damage, reduces split ends and increases shine. Some claim it also promotes hair growth and fights dandruff.
- Silk protein – strengthens the hair, and helps the hair to retain moisture for longer.
- Keratin protein – smooths the hair shaft and makes the hair more manageable and less frizzy.
- Wheat protein – adds volume and fullness to the hair and helps to repair damaged hair follicles.
- Milk protein – strengthens the hair strands. Milk also contains biotin, potassium, calcium and vitamin D which help keep the hair healthy, and shiny.
- Collagen – increases strength and elasticity, and helps the hair to grow longer and thicker.
How Can Too Much Protein Damage Hair?
It is possible that you can end up with too much protein in your hair. This can happen if you are using protein hair masks too frequently and overloading your hair with protein. Be careful of masks with goat milk, or added collagen or keratin.
Protein coats the hair strands, which adds strength, but if too much of it builds up it makes the hair heavier. This can leave the hair looking lank and limp. Some hair types are more at risk of this than others. Low porosity hair types, or hair that is usually dry, textured or curly have a higher risk of protein buildup.
If you have too much protein in your hair you can use a clarifying shampoo and hair rinse to help break down the proteins that are bonded to your hair.
I wrote a post about how to clarify curly hair where I recommend the OGX Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo. If you are looking for an OGX shampoo that is free from protein, and would work well on low porosity hair, this would be my top choice.
Does OGX Shampoo Have Protein?
Thanks for reading my post about OGX shampoos and protein. If you have tried any of the shampoos I’ve mentioned in this post, please leave me a comment and let me know how you got on.