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All time fave protein treatments? And best DT to use after?

wholelottalovewholelottalove Posts: 168Registered Users
Preferably no smelly ones, I've tried aphogee but just couldn't handle it :(
3a
medium/thick
Loves protein and oils

Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
LI: ^^^
DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil

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  • beautifulRainbeautifulRain Posts: 189Registered Users
    My current favorite is Ion Reconstructor from Sally's. It does have a light/moderate fragrance but I don't find it to be too strong or unpleasant. It's not a super heavy-duty PT, but I really like it and it is CG for those following that method. :)
    3a/b 'curly bob' in the mid-Atlantic. Goal: more 3b than 3a. CG Oct 2010.

    Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT, Ion Swim
    Co-wash: V05 Shea Cashmere
    Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment
    Stylers: Ecostyler Argan Oil, LALSG, LBLOC, Hold It! Wave Maker, LAL Beachy Waves Spray Gel. Also been using my diffuser more lately.
    PT: Ion Reconstructor
    DT: GVP Balm, Pure Elements Intense Repairing Treatment
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  • wholelottalovewholelottalove Posts: 168Registered Users
    Thank you! I don't mind fragrance just as long as it doesn't smell like something that requires bleach to be cleaned up *looking at you aphogee* I'll definitely try that.
    3a
    medium/thick
    Loves protein and oils

    Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
    Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
    RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
    LI: ^^^
    DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
    Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
    Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Ion Effective Care
    GVP KPak

    Or my fave
    take the colorful neutral protein filler and follow the directions for a protein treatment

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/2/116257-pt-recipe-promised.html
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    If your looking for something inexpensive and easy to get a hold of I personally prefer egg yolks, kraft mayo and good old evoo that I mix up in my kitchen. Nothing I have purchased from the store has compared to the results I have gotten to my kitchen concoction and my hair has never been healthier, stronger nor have I seen this little breakage or shed hairs (knock on wood).

    For my deep treatment after I use Suave Almond & Shea Butter condish w/coconut oil added, cover w/a processing cap and sit under the hooded dryer for 35 mins and I'm good to go!

    I love cheap and easily accessible. I don't like a lot of drama w/my hair especially when it's not necessary!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    favorite PT-IAgirl's gelatin PT
    I don't really DT. I just use my rinse out. If I want some extra moisture, I mix in honey and maybe a few oils.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Does whey protein powder work?
    Like the one you add to smoothies, before work outs, and muscles added to conditioner or oil. I have MRM whey protein powder and I was wondering if I use it on my hair to give it some muscles.
  • CauCau Posts: 38Registered Users
    Keihs wrote: »
    Does whey protein powder work?
    Like the one you add to smoothies, before work outs, and muscles added to conditioner or oil. I have MRM whey protein powder and I was wondering if I use it on my hair to give it some muscles.

    Hummm.... this may be a good idea... (:

    I have whey protein powder too, no sugar and no fat. :happy3:
    3b/c - fine texture - normal/high porosity (from coloring)

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  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    I really like the Spiral Solutions one


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    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    The best protein dc I have ever used is the one in my siggy. Nothing I have used has compared to it! I am currently using organic coconut milk but its not CG. Will have to give Iron Reconstructor a try :-)

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    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC, Eco Styler
    Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I definitely second IA Girl's gelatin PT. cheap, easy to make, and easily customized to be weaker or stronger, as needed.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • hrcubsgirlhrcubsgirl Posts: 6Registered Users
    Has anyone tried the Mane & Tail leave in conditioner from Sally's? My hair is in rehab. i have thinning hair and I have been using Ouidad products but I do not like them. I need some protien enriched products, anyone recommend any?

    3b hair
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    I absolutely love:
    *Deity America protein deep cond (green jar)
    *ORS Mayonnaise deep cond
    Holy grail status for both!!! LeAves my hair feeling well conditioned, strong yet soft ;^)
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    SheScentIt Okra, Cure Care from Sally's

    I don't usually do a DT after, it negates the protein, I use the SSI okra as a LI
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    SheScentIt Okra, Cure Care from Sally's

    I don't usually do a DT after, it negates the protein, I use the SSI okra as a LI

    I want to get the SSI one and the vanilla spray LI. EEp PJ!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I really like Curl Junkie Repair Me! It's both a PT and DT in one bottle. Works really well on my dry 3b curls.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Keihs wrote: »
    Does whey protein powder work?
    Like the one you add to smoothies, before work outs, and muscles added to conditioner or oil. I have MRM whey protein powder and I was wondering if I use it on my hair to give it some muscles.

    No, unless you have purchased a pricey hydrolysed protein. Molecules in regular whey are too large to penetrate.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I strongly enjoy the IAGirl's PT:
    Pedaheh's Hair Blog: Science-y Hair Blog Recipes

    For my DT I like using my TN with CO (in sig).
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
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  • InkandConverseInkandConverse Posts: 20Registered Users
    I recently found this product at Sally's called 100% all natural protein. It's in a white bottle. I was using Aphogee, but this was a lot cheaper. It smells worse than Aphogee, though. I mix it in some protein powder to make a paste and apply it to my hair. Then I dry it until it's hard and then rinse out. I follow up with Shea Moisture conditioning masque that I also dry in. My hair has never been better! I was losing so much hair each time I comes and after one treatment, that stopped.

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  • inhisgripinhisgrip Posts: 18Registered Users
    Spiralli wrote: »
    I really like Curl Junkie Repair Me! It's both a PT and DT in one bottle. Works really well on my dry 3b curls.


    Me, too. I've only had a sample of CJRM, but had enough for about four uses. Each time, I really liked what it did to my hair. So much so, that I am now comparing every other product to it and I can't get the same results.
    2c, 3a & b, very fine, porous, thin density
    V05 Kiwi Lime or water co-wash, Deva Low Poo
    Love CJ Repair Me and Fairytales Curly-Q Gel
  • NoiseNoise Posts: 6Registered Users
    I'm a newbie and was wondering what would be some CG approved PTs? I'm in desperate need to do some damage control.
  • CurliniCurlini Posts: 258Registered Users
    This thread is all about CG protein treatments so if you read through you'll see a lot of great suggestions. A lot of people, including me, like Curl Junkie Repair Me. Good luck. You'll learn a lot here! :icon_smile:
    Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie conditioners, Elucence moisture balancing, Darcy's pumpkin seed, Mop Top Daily
    Gels: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ Curl Queen, UFDCM, Mop Top Curly Custard, KCCC (wish it didn't take so long to dry!), CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me) & DT
    Icequeen method
    CG since Aug. 08, still a lot to learn

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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    IAGirl's pt, Ion Effective Care, Ion Reconstructor, Spiral Solutions, Curl Junkie Repair Me, and Colorful Neutral Protein Filler are all CG protein treatment options.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    One more vote for IAgirl's gelatin recipe.

    I also love the Spiral Solutions PT.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • MollysMomMollysMom Posts: 12Registered Users
    inhisgrip wrote: »
    Spiralli wrote: »
    I really like Curl Junkie Repair Me! It's both a PT and DT in one bottle. Works really well on my dry 3b curls.


    Me, too. I've only had a sample of CJRM, but had enough for about four uses. Each time, I really liked what it did to my hair. So much so, that I am now comparing every other product to it and I can't get the same results.


    I third this. Just got it a few weeks ago and am really liking it.
  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    I just tried IAgirl's gelatin PT. Love it! I will be doing this regularly. I'm hoping this will get my hair back to a healthier state.
  • GoldenearsGoldenears Posts: 17Registered Users
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  • naturecatnaturecat Posts: 1,986Registered Users
    IA girl's gelatin PT. No need for conditioning for me afterwards. Just water. Tomorrow I'm going to try homemade PT with hydrolyzed keratin.

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT