Does my hair need protein or not?!

myahjacksonmyahjackson Registered Users Posts: 48
My hair type is about 4b and im transitioning. My hair isnt as soft as it used to be and Ive never done a protein treatment before.. I just never really knew much about protein and hair until reading a few posts about it online. Should I just do a protein treatment anyway, seen as I havent done one or wait till my hair really feels straw-like?! Im really confused!

And if anyone could tell me some easy, homemade recipes that would be a great help! Thanks in advance!!

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  • SweetSquatchiiSweetSquatchii Registered Users Posts: 138
    Welcome!

    It kind of sounds like you might need a DT more than a Protein treatment. I have had a lot of luck with doing some that work both at once.

    I just recently tried the Henna & Placenta w Olive Oil pack at Sally's. It really helped. I almost think I should have done two back to back because my hair was really damaged. But it was a perfect combo of PT and DT.

    We do have different hair, but I will say most people get straw like hair AFTER using too much protein, so I'd focus more on a DT than anything.

    HTH! If you could give a bit more background on your hair history that might help too!
    2C, Medium/Fine, Low Porosity, High Density - CG since 5.19.12
    Cowash: Burt's Bee's More Moisture Boabab
    Conditioner/LI: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Conditioner - I don't RO
    Styling Products: KCCC, KY, Deva Arc AnGel, HESMU
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Registered Users Posts: 48
    Well, I've never had my hair chemically straightened but for the last year, I was hot combing my hair for at least 2 times/month. I realised that my ends were dead straight from all the damage so I stopped and started the CG method to get my curls back. I actually did a protein treatment this week and I just don't know if my hair has benefitted from it or not. I used 1 egg, honey, mayonnaise and olive oil. Did I do something wrong because I didn't feel/see a difference?
  • SweetSquatchiiSweetSquatchii Registered Users Posts: 138
    Well, I've never had my hair chemically straightened but for the last year, I was hot combing my hair for at least 2 times/month. I realised that my ends were dead straight from all the damage so I stopped and started the CG method to get my curls back. I actually did a protein treatment this week and I just don't know if my hair has benefitted from it or not. I used 1 egg, honey, mayonnaise and olive oil. Did I do something wrong because I didn't feel/see a difference?

    Hmmm I'd think you'd notice even a little difference if it needed it.

    Maybe due to heat damage they will take a while to start showing their curl again. I know my ends were incredibly straight for the first few weeks of going CG because I flat ironed them all the time prior. They still aren't as wavy/curly as my canopy or regrowth but they are getting better. I have been thinking about doing a BC for a whole now.

    Maybe doing a DT too to see if anything helps? Mine really perked up after that as well. You might have better luck posing your question in the 4 forum too. I'd just ask about your ends and see if anyone else has a similar problem and they might have posted under a different phrase.

    I know that heat damage recovery can take a while for some wavies and curlies so don't fret!

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    2C, Medium/Fine, Low Porosity, High Density - CG since 5.19.12
    Cowash: Burt's Bee's More Moisture Boabab
    Conditioner/LI: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Conditioner - I don't RO
    Styling Products: KCCC, KY, Deva Arc AnGel, HESMU
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Registered Users Posts: 48
    I've been doing DT every week and my hair seems a little more bouncier but it's not that much of a difference. I have seen a difference since doing the CG method though. Some of my straight ends are starting to curl up now so I'm getting good results :D
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Registered Users Posts: 48
    Oh, and thank you so much for the information.. I really appreciate it!
  • SweetSquatchiiSweetSquatchii Registered Users Posts: 138
    Oh, and thank you so much for the information.. I really appreciate it!

    I'm glad I could be a sounding board if anything! I've found a few times my posts go unanswered so I try to input whenever I can!

    Good luck! I am sure you'll keep getting that curl back. Sounds like it just needs a little encouragement! ;)


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
    2C, Medium/Fine, Low Porosity, High Density - CG since 5.19.12
    Cowash: Burt's Bee's More Moisture Boabab
    Conditioner/LI: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Conditioner - I don't RO
    Styling Products: KCCC, KY, Deva Arc AnGel, HESMU
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Registered Users Posts: 48
    Thanks, hopefully my curls come back *crosses fingers*

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