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Fine haired curlies! How long does your PT "last"?

I plan on incorporating a PT into my regimen and I'm deciding between CJ's Repair Me or Curl Fix.

Before I jump in and buy, I wondered how long the results of your PT lasted. This may be a your-results-will-vary type question, but I'd like to get an idea of how long the RM or CF would last me.

Thanks!
Med-fine texture, med/high porosity. BC 9/22/11. Hard H2O
Pre-poo: Coconut oil (sometimes)
Weekly Shampoo: QH Royal Curl Shampoo, Shea Moisture, Dessert Essence
Condish: Sauve Naturals Coconut, Vo5, CJ BS, CJ CAS.
Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
Gel: Kinky Curly CC, CJ Pattern Pusha
Treament: CJ DF Banana Hibiscus, CJ Repair Me
SOTC: Jojoba oil

Comments

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    The two products aren't mutually exclusive. The Repair Me is stronger and should (according to Marsha) only be used as a PT. The Curl Fix is a great PT, but people use it as a rinse out and leave in, too.

    I PT at least once a week in the summer (if/when I do a second PT, I use a lighter one like the Elucence one.) In the winter, I started doing them every two weeks, but found that I needed to go to every 7-10 days.

    You're right, it is an individual thing. My hair LOVES protein. Never met a protein it didn't like. I also use a lot of products with protein in my rinse out and styling products.
    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
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  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 890Registered Users
    I do one about once a week.

    Editing to add:
    My hair, like kathymack's, loves protein, too. Most of my everyday products have a pretty good amount of it in them.

    And, it's true that it's an individual thing. I just experiment and see what seems to work best for me. ;)
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
    Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
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    What I used in this photo:
    Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
    Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
    Styling: CJCQ
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  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    RacerWife7, what is the CJAO conditioner you use?
    Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
    Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix, Tigi MM
    Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
    Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1368664&postcount=97
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I use CF once every 10-14 days. That being said, I used a conditioner with a fair amount of protein every 3 days so that helps me go longer in between.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Before finding this board, I did protein treatments twice a year around hair-dyeing time.

    Now..about every 3 or 4 months. :)

    I use products that have protein--stylers, rinse outs, etc--so I don't feel the need to do a lot of PTs. I tend to go by how hair looks/feel/spirals to decide it's time.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

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  • CurlsanewCurlsanew Posts: 40Registered Users
    Thanks, ladies. I'm starting to think I have to up my protein because sections of hair look fuzzy even when wet and no amount of product gets them to curl. I used a sample of the RM from KathyMack two weeks ago and it looks I should be doing a PT weekly.

    Solidgold, the CJAO is the new Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil conditioner from Curl Junkie.
    Med-fine texture, med/high porosity. BC 9/22/11. Hard H2O
    Pre-poo: Coconut oil (sometimes)
    Weekly Shampoo: QH Royal Curl Shampoo, Shea Moisture, Dessert Essence
    Condish: Sauve Naturals Coconut, Vo5, CJ BS, CJ CAS.
    Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
    Gel: Kinky Curly CC, CJ Pattern Pusha
    Treament: CJ DF Banana Hibiscus, CJ Repair Me
    SOTC: Jojoba oil
  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    Thanks, Curlsanew. Is CJAO a good protein-y daily/rinse out conditioner? I might need to replace my TIGI MM and I love protein!
    Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
    Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix, Tigi MM
    Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
    Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1368664&postcount=97
  • CurlsanewCurlsanew Posts: 40Registered Users
    Solidgold, the CJAO debuted about two weeks ago and I haven't tried it yet. However, there's a thread devoted to it that contains reviews in the Reader Reviews forum.

    If I recall, the CJAO doesn't contain protein. The Beauticurls Strengthening conditioner does have protein in it though. There should be reviews on it over at CurlMart.
    Med-fine texture, med/high porosity. BC 9/22/11. Hard H2O
    Pre-poo: Coconut oil (sometimes)
    Weekly Shampoo: QH Royal Curl Shampoo, Shea Moisture, Dessert Essence
    Condish: Sauve Naturals Coconut, Vo5, CJ BS, CJ CAS.
    Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
    Gel: Kinky Curly CC, CJ Pattern Pusha
    Treament: CJ DF Banana Hibiscus, CJ Repair Me
    SOTC: Jojoba oil
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    I do my PT's twice a week. My hair starts to look ragged and limp about every 3 days or so and needs the structure of the PT to support my curls. I mainly switch between Aphogee 2 Minute and K-Pak reconstructor.

    I've got CJRM on my wish list though as keratin is my hairs favourite food.
    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

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  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    Curlsanew wrote: »
    Solidgold, the CJAO debuted about two weeks ago and I haven't tried it yet. However, there's a thread devoted to it that contains reviews in the Reader Reviews forum.

    If I recall, the CJAO doesn't contain protein. The Beauticurls Strengthening conditioner does have protein in it though. There should be reviews on it over at CurlMart.

    Thanks!
    Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
    Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix, Tigi MM
    Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
    Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1368664&postcount=97