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Protein treatment noob :)

So, I would like to do a PT to my hair and I am a beginner. Any suggestions? Recommended products? Thanks :)

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CJ Repair Me.
    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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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Store-bought inexpensive:
    -Trader Joe's tea tree tingle (light). 4 dollars for 16 oz.
    -Any nature's gate conditioner. An 18 oz bottle is 7-10 dollars at whole foods, health food store, publix, vitamin shoppe,

    -Aubrey Organics GPB. 10-11 dollars for an 11 oz. bottle at whole foods or online

    Store-bought expensive:
    -Curl Junkie repair me! and Curl Junkie fix intense. 22 dollars for a 12 oz. bottles and 24 dollars for an 8 oz. bottle, respectively.


    Light homemade PT:
    -2-3 tbs of greek yogurt (organic)
    2 tbs of ACV for shine

    -or, just use coconut milk alone! Just use however much will cover your hair.

    Really heavy PT:
    -2-3 tbs of yogurt (preferably organic, but it doesn't have to be greek)
    2 tbs of peanut butter
    1-2 eggs
    1/2 an avocado, peeled and pitted OR 1 whole banana
    2 tsp of honey
    1-2 tsp of an oil of your choice

    Combine this all in a blender. If you think it's too thick, add some ACV. The yogurt, peanut butter, eggs and avocado are all loaded with protein. The honey and oil will add moisture and shine.
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Rimi I think the Repair Me is a 12oz bottle.

    The Repair Me is my favorite PT. I don't make my own because I'm lazy and don't do them very often.

    Another popular one is a gelatin PT. science-y hair blog: Recipes and Projects

    Otherwise you can probably find something like Joico or Nexxus in the stores.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,209Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    curl junkie repair me

    (can be bought at the cj website, or curlmart, or, best -- aveyou.com. use the code "allchic" for 20% off.)

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I love the recipe that was posted. Gelatin is cheap, its collagen which is a strong protein, its customizeable, its great!

    Sent from my PG06100 using CurlTalk App
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm with Asianrunner and Lcl0706. My hair loves IAGirl's gelatin pt. It's cheap and very customizable. The nc.com thread about it is here, and various people have posted their tweaks and tricks if the basic recipe doesn't click for you.
    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
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Thanks asianrunner, I made that change!
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    +1 for the gelatin PT!!
    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
  • curlyQcutie22curlyQcutie22 Posts: 151Registered Users
    I did the protein treatment and holy CURLS!!! :D I used half the gelatin, a little honey, and a little vinegar. It smelled awful! But it worked! But now my hair is dry and I'm nervous that a DT will just make it go soft an limp again. Also, I dot have any good products to use so I'll be undoing all the progress made :/ I heard honey is a miracle product? Also, what are ya'lls experience with the moraccon oil line?
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I did the protein treatment and holy CURLS!!! :D I used half the gelatin, a little honey, and a little vinegar. It smelled awful! But it worked! But now my hair is dry and I'm nervous that a DT will just make it go soft an limp again. Also, I dot have any good products to use so I'll be undoing all the progress made :/ I heard honey is a miracle product? Also, what are ya'lls experience with the moraccon oil line?

    If you care about ingredients, you probably don't want to use Moroccan Oil line.

    I don't DT after a moisturizing PT (I usually use CJ Repair Me or SS PT.) Try using a moisturizing conditioner and leave it on while you shower, then use rich products to style. That may be enough. If not, DT.
    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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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I did the protein treatment and holy CURLS!!! :D I used half the gelatin, a little honey, and a little vinegar. It smelled awful! But it worked! But now my hair is dry and I'm nervous that a DT will just make it go soft an limp again. Also, I dot have any good products to use so I'll be undoing all the progress made :/ I heard honey is a miracle product? Also, what are ya'lls experience with the moraccon oil line?


    MorrocanOil has exactly one cone-free product (if you're CG and watching this stuff)- it was a protein mask. If you're not picky about cones I've had very good results with their Curl Defining Cream, but it's a very perfume-y scent.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
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    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
  • earthnutearthnut Posts: 226Registered Users
    I heard honey is a miracle product?

    For some it is, for some it isn't. :) Honey is a humectant, though a mild one. Which means that on very humid or very dry days, it might cause frizz. For some people, raw honey can bleach their hair a little. Heating the honey before applying prevents that.

    If your hair likes protein, it'll probably like coconut oil and argan oil too. Those don't contain protein, but they bond to protein in the hair, slowing protein loss.

    ---
    2c/3a-M-ii porous, good elasticity, APL, dark brown with a silver lining. Biggest enemy: frizz!

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