We’d like your help getting CurlTalk back on its feet!

By participating on CurlTalk — posting, commenting, liking — in the next few weeks, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes.

Our latest winner is Savagegirl!

CurlyCanadian, Bomega and EllaJ have also won wonderful prizes! Will you be next? Post, like, comment, GET ACTIVE and help us get CurlTalk ENERGIZED again!

Learn more!

Does my hair need protein or not?

myahjacksonmyahjackson Posts: 48Registered Users
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!!

Comments

  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    I would guess that the chemical treated portion of your hair needs protein. Now, your virgin hair? That depends if it is fine or coarse. Fine hair probably needs protein, coarse hair probably does not need it. You are probably using protein products now because proteins are in so many products.

    As for protein recipes try the Protein Loving section of this website.

    Good luck!
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Posts: 48Registered Users
    My hair isn't chemically treated, I just straightened it for 8 months and when I washed it and the ends stayed straight so im trying to grow it out but it is pretty fine
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    Oh! Ok, the straight part is probably damaged and
    therefore could use protein. Fine hair usually likes protein.

    Sounds like you might benefit from protein. Let me know how it goes.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Posts: 48Registered Users
    Okay, I'll do a PT and see how it goes. Thanks for the info & I will do!
  • KinkyRNKinkyRN Posts: 250Registered Users
    Type 4 hair holds more protein due to its texture. You need to find a protein/moisture balance. Try to find samples or swap a light protein conditioner like Aubrey organics GBP (or GPB). It gives you a shot of protein AND moisture. Just be careful not to overload on protein or moisture. Also don't forget the straight ends of your hair are the oldest and most fragile. Your ends need moisture more than anything else. You need to get the Science of Blackhair it will explain all of this and even suggest products. Good luck!!
  • myahjacksonmyahjackson Posts: 48Registered Users
    Thank you KinkyRN !
  • berri_cherriberri_cherri Posts: 91Registered Users
    Goin'Grey wrote: »
    I would guess that the chemical treated portion of your hair needs protein. Now, your virgin hair? That depends if it is fine or coarse. Fine hair probably needs protein, coarse hair probably does not need it. You are probably using protein products now because proteins are in so many products.

    As for protein recipes try the Protein Loving section of this website.

    Good luck!


    I have been looking for the answer to this particular question. I Big Chopped in March/12 and I had grown out my perm since September/11. I wondered if you BC'ed, do you still have damage and need these protein products to strengthen your new grown out hairs?

    Protein is to clog up holes from damage but if you have hair that is not damaged then PROTEIN is not important, right???
    Hair type:
    4A/4B(coarse, very thick, dry, and curly)
    Big chop 3/27/12
    Hair styling products: Shea Moisture(yellow line shampoo n restorative conditioner)
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Ftastyberri.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup

    Density: High
    porosity: :D Definitely LOW

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    KinkyRN wrote: »
    Type 4 hair holds more protein due to its texture. You need to find a protein/moisture balance. Try to find samples or swap a light protein conditioner like Aubrey organics GBP (or GPB). It gives you a shot of protein AND moisture. Just be careful not to overload on protein or moisture. Also don't forget the straight ends of your hair are the oldest and most fragile. Your ends need moisture more than anything else. You need to get the Science of Blackhair it will explain all of this and even suggest products. Good luck!!

    Is "science of black hair" a book? If yes, where can i buy it (preferable online)?
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file