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PROTEIN!!

dopebydesigndopebydesign Posts: 21Registered Users
I've noticed breakage in my hair for a while now, and since I pretty much moisturize every day, I couldn't figure out what the prob was (although I haven't DC'd in a while too).

But last night, a strand broke off that was about 5in long and I actually SAW that it had split at the end. I was like O Hell Naw.. because it was very shiny, and it looked strong..

That's when I realized that I have NEVER done a protein treatment, and need to do one ASAP.

But I find little info on protein, since it seems so many ppl are sensitive. Should I try the egg/mayo thing? Aphogee? I need a HIGH protein product to save my strands. Any recommendations?

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  • KinkyHairCandyKinkyHairCandy Posts: 59Registered Users
    I personally have never tried any of those. I love using She Scent It's Tea Tree & Grapefruit Herbal Conditioner:bom:. I have found that it strengthens my hair without leaving it really hard and strawy. It has Silk Amin Acids, Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Keratin, and collagen. I use it once or twice a month. The other ones sound really great thou and will probrably strengthen your hair very well. Especially the eggs and mayo which is alot cheaper and readily available:home:.
  • dopebydesigndopebydesign Posts: 21Registered Users
    Kinky Gal wrote: »
    I personally have never tried any of those. I love using She Scent It's Tea Tree & Grapefruit Herbal Conditioner:bom:. I have found that it strengthens my hair without leaving it really hard and strawy. It has Silk Amin Acids, Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Keratin, and collagen. I use it once or twice a month. The other ones sound really great thou and will probrably strengthen your hair very well. Especially the eggs and mayo which is alot cheaper and readily available:home:.


    Thanks Kinky Gal!
    I don't see too many ppl here talking about Protein for porous hair.. Maybe i'm just not looking in the right place. Seems like almost everyone on NC is Protein sensitive though..
  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    If you have split ends then you have to cut them not sure you can save them sorry.

    As for the protein treatment I would suggest you try the egg mayo and honey, or organic root stimulator hair mayo, if you hair is still weak then maybe add an egg to it.

    Here is a good link about protein and natural hair
    Naturally Grow Your Hair With Protein - Natural Hair Care l Natural Hair Styles l Natural Hair Tips

    HTH
  • ShellyeShellye Posts: 74Registered Users
    I don't know anything about the science of haircare or porosity, but know a little bit about the breakage issues I have. I noticed a while ago, some of my strands split in the middle on the last two inches. I know there's nothing I can do to repair splits, so I've been trying to cut it out myself. I think I just need to find a place that can deal with my kinky hair and give me a proper haircut. I hear cutting the splits out helps from it splitting further up the strand.

    I read online about splits in the strands and doctors do recommend protein conditioner. I'm using Aubrey Organics GPB (Glycoprotein Balance) regularly. I like Oyin's Honey Hemp too. They both keep my hair soft and moisturized, while doing whatever protein's supposed to do to strengthen hair.

    I have tried Aphogee on a few occasions and it does nothing special for how difficult it is to use and how foul the odor is.

    Let us know how it goes!
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  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Posts: 1,014Registered Users
    I have a tub of mayo that I only use for my hair, so that's what I use when I'm home. I use Aubrey Organics GPB (or GBP?) if I have extra money or I'm traveling or an egg if I'm away from home without GPB and don't need a whole thing of mayo. The egg is great, but it tends to cook in my hair :laughing9:
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  • dopebydesigndopebydesign Posts: 21Registered Users
    I just tried mayo and olive oil for the first time (ran out of eggs) and I think I like it! hair seemed to feel stronger!

    now i am following up with Giovanni SAS shampoo and curls tea deep condish.

    I have been doing the egg PT each weekend.. not sure if its helping but i think it is. when i run out of my CURLS i think im gonna try Jessicurls WDT.
  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    I love curl Junkie's Repair Me. It's expensive, but it's the best protein treatment I have every tried. I have also picked up protein treatments at Sally's Beauty Supply. They have various ones that seem to strengthen my hair. I just did a Cassia treatment (its a herbal powder) and that really strengthened my hair. Check out the "experiences with Henna" sticky in the 4a forum if you want to go that route. HTH
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