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How often do you do a PT?

How often do you do a protein treatment, what do you use, and how do you do it?


2c/3a, F/M, ii, med porosity, good elasticity, APL, silvery dark brown.
Love coconut oil, olive oil, and Everyday Shea!


  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    I do it as needed, usually weekly. I use any nature's gate conditioner and apply it to my hair, mainly the ends. Cover with a plastic cap, put on my heat cap and leave on for at least 20 mins. Then I rinse. I'll either follow with a DC or apply my leave in and seal.
    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!
  • wavymomwavymom Posts: 292Registered Users
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,209Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    how often to do a pt depends on your hair texture mostly. if your hair is fine, it will love protein, coarse hair can only tolerate a tiny amount here and there, medium likes some from time to time.
    i use curl junkie repair me, in the winter once a month, summer maybe once every two weeks. my hair is medium texture. cj repair me is very intense and extremely moisturizing,most people do not use a dt after it, no need to.

    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
  • earthnutearthnut Posts: 226Registered Users
    Thanks for the replies, keep them coming! I have that medium hair that likes it "from time to time" and am trying to get a feeling for what that means. :) Right now, I think I'm over conditioned, so that means deep conditioning definitely less than once a week! :p

    2c, F/M, ii, med porosity, good elasticity, APL, silvery dark brown.
    Love coconut oil, olive oil, and Everyday Shea!
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I PT at least once a week. Usually use CJ Repair Me with no DT after it. If I do a second PT, it's usually a "weaker" one. I also use the weaker ones as leave ins.

    I use a lot of really rich products--never get over conditioned and never 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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