how to repair too much protein

rbbrbb Posts: 4,352Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
this may have been discussed, but my searches did not yield an answer.
i overdid the protein treatments, and for the past few days my hair has bee like cotton candy, soft and frizzy.
i am cutting back on protein, but how do i make it look better while i wait this out?

3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: curl junkie 
sealants - jane carter nourish & shine

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Extra moisture. It's all a balance between the protein and the moisture.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,352Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    thanks!
    i did do less moisture today and it seemed better, but not good. could be that there is less protein after a few days????
    i am diagnosing this correctly? it is soft, very frizzy???
    i will try more moisture tomorrow. will a dt help?

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A DT should help.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I had a protein overdose last week (which is weird because my hair likes protein and I didn't do more than use a new protein condish, but, go figure) and had the same problem: fluffy, cotton candy hair with no definition, fly-away frizzy hair, etc. I was very upset.
    Anyway, this happened on Sunday, so I low-poo'd and used a rich condish (my AOHR, which I don't use every day anymore, I use it as a DT now) and left it on longer on Monday and my hair was happier. I also promised my hair I would pour the rest of the sample I had used down the sink and never, ever use that protein condish again :D
    So maybe try low-pooing, DTing, and sweet-talking your hair :) Never underestimate the power of talking nice to your curls! LOL
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,352Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    auntie bubbs -- thanks!! that is exactly what i am doing, have my fingers crossed. i did commiserate with my hair, very obviously it did not feel well! lol

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,352Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    thank you, kathymack and auntie bubbs! my hair is back! :blob7:
    altho i don't have time for dt's during the week, i made time this morning and low poo'd, then dt'd, and my hair is back! what a relief!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad you got it all together. I have yet to use too much protein, but I know that it can happen some day.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • jenny curljenny curl Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    rbb, your hair is gorgeous!
    3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

    I:love5: My Hair
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,352Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    thanks, jenny curl!

    kathymack -- it really was my fault. my hair likes protein, but in moderate amounts. i hadn't done a pt in a veryyy loong time, so used repair me about 3 weeks ago. marsha had recommended that i use it without heat for my hair, but i decided to go for it. first time the results were great. then i did another pt last week, two weeks after the first one. again with heat.
    too much! the repair me is very powerful, like straight protein. from now on i will not use heat and i will only do a pt once a month. think my hair will do well on that.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A lot of hair types need a DT after a protein treatment. Keep that in mind. I never realized that before, I used to use the Sally's protein pack treatment as a PT/DT and then just rinse it out. But I read on here that I should try using a DT separate from the PT, and they were right. My hair liked that alot better.
    Different situation from protein overdose, of course. :D But something to keep in mind.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB

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