Protein Add-ins?

supersoupsupersoup Posts: 50Registered Users
Hi girls. My current products just aren't doing enough for me protein-wise, but I've been hesitant to go out and buy a new crop of them (poor college student and all... :money:). So, I was wondering, are there any ingredients that can be added to my existing products to bump up their protein content? Also, are there any good, drug-store CG protein treatments or protein-heavy conditioners?
Thanks for the help!
Hair type: 3a (Botticelli)

First DevaCut on 8/10/11 and my hair looks great!

Products:
DevaCurl No Poo
DevaCurl One Condition
Suave EverSleek DT
Still trying to find the perfect styling routine using AnGel, LA Looks Sport, and FOTE AVG.
Just purchased KCCC and excited to test it out!

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  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have a post on my blog about protein! But for add-ins that aren't expensive you can't beat (at Sally's) the CNPF (Colorful Neutral Protein Filler) it's keratin and wheat protein, so it coats and penetrates. That makes it sound like Pepto Bismol, doesn't it? 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon per use should do.

    You can buy a box of unflavored gelatin (Knox) and dissolve a teaspoon or a half-teaspoon in a little boiling water and use it in your rinse out conditioner (just don't add it to the bottle or it might go bad).

    Look at the "favorite protein products" thread http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/protein-craving/128108-favorite-protein-products.html.

    Sally's has Ion Effective Care PT in single-serving packets for around a dollar. They also have Ecostyler Protein - a protein-enriched gel.
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    +1 for the Sally's the CNPF (Colorful Neutral Protein Filler). You can add that to your existing products.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • supersoupsupersoup Posts: 50Registered Users
    Thanks for the ideas!
    IAgirl, I tried your PT twice the past few days and it's awesome! My hair is shiny and the frizz has been reduced by at least 50%. That's how I finally figured out that my hair need was craving protein. I love my hair Jello!
    Hair type: 3a (Botticelli)

    First DevaCut on 8/10/11 and my hair looks great!

    Products:
    DevaCurl No Poo
    DevaCurl One Condition
    Suave EverSleek DT
    Still trying to find the perfect styling routine using AnGel, LA Looks Sport, and FOTE AVG.
    Just purchased KCCC and excited to test it out!
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's always room for Jello!
    Glad you got such a great result.
  • CurlyCanadian11CurlyCanadian11 Posts: 125Registered Users
    Iagirl- we dont have that neutral protein filler at our sallys here in canada... Another other protein add ins to a conditioner or leave in spray you can think of?


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    recovering from a chemically straightened nightmare!!
    Going back to my roots (literally!) CG since Aug 2011
    Fine, Thin, damaged, very porous, some elasticity.
    Cleanse:no poo
    Condish: one condition
    Style: Angel, B'leave in
    DT:Heaven in Hair!
    Spritz and Condish!!
    MY NEW HG: FSG and bent root clips with HESMEU hairspray flexible hold

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