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Protein Sensitive???

rochambeaurochambeau Posts: 13Registered Users
Hello, I am new to the boards. I have 3b/3c curls and was wondering how you can tell if you hair is protein sensitive and how exactly proteins affect hair? Also is protein present in any oils, such as shea butter? thanks!

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  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    For me, I can tell when my hair is still wet and I'm already frizzing.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Protein dries me out beyond belief - my hair turns incredibly dry and it feels like hay. I go to an Aveda salon and have to bring my own products because of
    1. the silicones/sulfates
    2. too much protein in their products
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I personally feel like my waves are much limper and less defined when I use a lot of protein.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • currlyQ4dayscurrlyQ4days Posts: 123Registered Users
    Protein dries me out beyond belief - my hair turns incredibly dry and it feels like hay. I go to an Aveda salon and have to bring my own products because of
    1. the silicones/sulfates
    2. too much protein in their products

    Yeah Lucky Charm, that's how my hair gets with protein too!
    • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
    • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
    • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
    • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

    "Time to own this poodle!!!"
  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users
    My hair also feels like hay when I use protein. Also, instead of the normal spiral curls on the ends, my ends will frizz like crazy and when I look closely I can see that the individual hairs are bent in angles instead of spiraling.
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
    :clock:Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008:clock: