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Keratin Treatment vs Protein Treatment?

Can anyone tell me the difference between a keratin treatment and a protein treatment? I purchased from Sallys a packet of Ion Keratin Treatment thinking it was a protein treatment. I also have a packet from Sallys of the Aphrogee Protein Treatment (comes with the protein treatment and deep conditioner). I also use once a week Aphrogee Keratin Conditioner since it appears to be a protein-rich conditioner. :confused1: But, now I'm confused about the difference between the two. Thanks in advance for your comments.
3B Fine (lots of it), Normal to High Porosity
Low Poo: Elucence Moisture Poo, Renpure Organics
Co-Wash: Tresseme Naturals, Giovanni TT
Rinse Out: Biologe Cond Balm, SS Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment
Leave-In: Oyin Hair Dew, CJ Beautiful Curls,
Stylers: SS Curl Enhancing Jelly, SS Firm Holding Styling Gel, Jessicurl RR and CC, BRHG, Biolage Gelee
Extras: ACV rinses every couple of months

Comments

  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Keratin is protein. There are many kinds of proteins out there, so if one said protein and one said keratin, they probably contained different kinds of protein.

  • SheBrosSheBros Posts: 332Registered Users
    Thanks Sunshine. That's what I thought. I went ahead and used the Aphrogee Keratin Treatment and left it on for 30 minutes unstead of the 5 that was recommended on the bottle. I couldn't believe how thick my hair felt. My curls drew up tighter and clumpier. I usually only leave it on for 5 minutes max but figured I'd try longer since a few minutes never really did anything. It's a keeper!
    3B Fine (lots of it), Normal to High Porosity
    Low Poo: Elucence Moisture Poo, Renpure Organics
    Co-Wash: Tresseme Naturals, Giovanni TT
    Rinse Out: Biologe Cond Balm, SS Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment
    Leave-In: Oyin Hair Dew, CJ Beautiful Curls,
    Stylers: SS Curl Enhancing Jelly, SS Firm Holding Styling Gel, Jessicurl RR and CC, BRHG, Biolage Gelee
    Extras: ACV rinses every couple of months
  • SbudskySbudsky Posts: 261Registered Users
    Keratin is the actual protein that hair is composed of, where as regular protein treatments can be made of different types of vegetable or animal protein.
    waves, loose coils, and cherub curls (=mixed 2s through 3a), very fine texture overall (but with medium and even coarse strands scattered throughout)
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    Aphrogee Keratin Treatment and left it on for 30 minutes unstead of the 5 that was recommended on the bottle.

    which product was this? was it the 2 step? or the two minute reconstructor? can you post a picture?
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909