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Fine hair and protein sensitive?

Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users
Can one have fine hair and be protein sensitive? I did a PT (IAgirl's gelatin one) and my hair was curlier, soft and shiny. I started using protein rich products (LI, gel) as recommended after my curl analysis and my hair is hard, dry and crunchy. I also have more frizz.

Are there any fine haired curlies with protein sensitivity?
3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
LOOB for second day hair


Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.

Comments

  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Even if you are protein craving you can OD on protein, I've found. So it may not be a sensitivity, just that you are getting a little too much. Or you aren't getting enough moisture to balance it. That's probably even more likely. Are you doing DT's, too? Sometimes I have to follow my PT with a DT right away.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users
    I think you are definitely right about the balance. It's such a thin line! If I overdo the moisture, curls droop. Overdo the protein, straw!!

    I washed, did a mild DT and used lots of LI and my hair is much better for it. I also didn't use any protein stylers today (a little in the LI). Maybe I just can't use protein stylers too often?

    My question now is if my naked hair is already fairly shiny and healthy (low porosity) , are the PTs and DTs necessary or just overkill? Am I just making the build up worse?
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair


    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    I have fine 3b curls and was told that my hair should like protein. However, after a couple of years, I think my hair needed a protein break. My hair started to feel like straw, got knotty, was frizzy and my curls were limp. I had been using a conditioner with protein as well as gel with lots of sea proteins. I switched my products so that only my co-wash contained protein -- everything else is protein-free and my hair is much happier. My current line-up:
    Low poo - Mop C Hydrating (once a week)
    Co-wash - Renpure Organics body & shine (green bottle) conditioner
    Conditioner - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine NEW FORMULA with no cones
    Leave-in conditioner - Garnier Sleek & Shine
    Gel - Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel

    Good luck!
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users
    frizzinfla wrote: »
    I have fine 3b curls and was told that my hair should like protein. However, after a couple of years, I think my hair needed a protein break. My hair started to feel like straw, got knotty, was frizzy and my curls were limp. I had been using a conditioner with protein as well as gel with lots of sea proteins. I switched my products so that only my co-wash contained protein -- everything else is protein-free and my hair is much happier. My current line-up:
    Low poo - Mop C Hydrating (once a week)
    Co-wash - Renpure Organics body & shine (green bottle) conditioner
    Conditioner - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine NEW FORMULA with no cones
    Leave-in conditioner - Garnier Sleek & Shine
    Gel - Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel

    Good luck!

    I meant to respond to this a while back! It's nice to know I'm not the only fine haired curly that has some sensitivity to protein.

    FrizzinFla, we actually have a lot in common -- 3a/b curls, fine texture, low porosity in South Florida! Do you mind if I PM you? You may be my hair twin!!
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair


    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    Cuban-curl-E. Sounds great!!!
  • ladybug8412ladybug8412 Posts: 40Registered Users
    I have fine hair with high porosity (both of which typically love protein), but my hair seems to hate it!
    Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
    High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
    Modified CG since 5/26/12
    Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
    CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
    RO: GVP CB
    DT: GVP CB
    PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
    Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
    Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
    HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB