hair limp, gummy, and too soft even after protein
hi all! i have been modified CG for around 3 years now and just recently have started using a sulfate shampoo occasionally, as i've learned more about my hair and determined that it needs less moisture and gets weighed down more easily than most curlies. lately i've been using aveda rosemary mint conditioner and shampoo (a couple times a week), and supplementing with a vo5 clarifying shampoo when i felt i needed it. the only styling product i've been using for the past few months is joiwhip, and it's been working well for me. however, for the last week or so, my hair has been very limp, frizzy and dull. it also feels gummy and much too soft. it seems weird that i would be over-conditioned since i don't think my products are extremely moisturizing. i had this problem once before (in fact, around the exact same time last year), did a protein treatment, and the curls sprang back to life. however, today i did a protein treatment (nexxus emergencee) and saw no change at all--same hair issues. any ideas what could be going on or how to remedy it? thanks as always for being such a helpful community!