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protein frizz or normal frizz?

ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
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This is my hair, lol. This is end of the day second day hair.

I'm actually quite happy with my hair. However, I've been worried about using too much protein. Yes my hair is drier than yesterday and I have frizz but that seems normal for me on a second day hair.

What do you all think? For protein sensitive curlies, does BRHG bother you?

Also, any recs for protein free and glycerin free HARD hold gel?
3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

Shampoo - GTTTT
Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued

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  • txwvy32txwvy32 Posts: 161Registered Users
    Not sure but thats the same kind of frizz I constantly have. I also have hair that doesn't need protein as it already has enough, maybe more than enough. I hope you get an answer!
    2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

    *Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine* :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:

    Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
    RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
    LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
    Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    I am not sure if I should completely get rid of protein because a lot of the products I use and like have it. Maybe I could use it less often but my hair seems to dislike glycerin unless the weather is PERFECT which is rare.

    I know a lot of low porosity curlies usually do not like protein but I also know it varies.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    My protein frizz feels brittle, even when wet. My non protein frizz ( say from manipulation or lack of moisture) is mainly undefined and whispy but very localized to an area that I can pinpoint with some sort of disturbance to the curl. Hope this helps:)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • susirenesusirene Posts: 45Registered Users
    How does your hair feel about sorbitol? There is a brand I found at Target called LaBella that is supposed to be hard hold, but in comparing that and Herbal Essences Totally Twisted - which is essentially the same thing but without sorbitol - I learned that my hair TOTALLY FREAKS OUT when exposed to sorbitol, so I have no idea what the hold might be. It is, however, both protein and glycerin free. HETT is probably not a "hard hold", if that's what you're looking for.

    I would offer to send you the LaBella bottle, but the shipping would probably cost more than a new one, ha.
    Mod CG since 5/10, 2b/3a, med width/density, low/med porosity, greying since 18, color over grey since 21

    Hair hates: non-keratin protein, glycerin, sorbitol, agave, sulfates, polyquats, co-washing (flaky scalp), maybe aloe?
    Hair loves: fewer/more natural ingredients, moisture

    Scalp wash: Selsun Blue naturals or reg when desperate
    Low poo: Giovanni TTTT
    RO: SN - Strawberry, ES
    LI: SNES
    Style: HETT mousse, FSG if I make it, ??
    DT: GVPCB
    PT: GVPKP
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    My protein frizz feels brittle, even when wet. My non protein frizz ( say from manipulation or lack of moisture) is mainly undefined and whispy but very localized to an area that I can pinpoint with some sort of disturbance to the curl. Hope this helps:)

    I definitely have some frizz that is brittle but not when wet, I just have certain pieces of hair that are super coarse.
    susirene wrote: »
    How does your hair feel about sorbitol? There is a brand I found at Target called LaBella that is supposed to be hard hold, but in comparing that and Herbal Essences Totally Twisted - which is essentially the same thing but without sorbitol - I learned that my hair TOTALLY FREAKS OUT when exposed to sorbitol, so I have no idea what the hold might be. It is, however, both protein and glycerin free. HETT is probably not a "hard hold", if that's what you're looking for.

    I would offer to send you the LaBella bottle, but the shipping would probably cost more than a new one, ha.

    I am not sure about sorbitol to be honest. But I've tried one version of LaBella. It was not hard enough a hold. Was it the Lots of Curls one?
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • susirenesusirene Posts: 45Registered Users
    No it had "spikes" in the name...
    Mod CG since 5/10, 2b/3a, med width/density, low/med porosity, greying since 18, color over grey since 21

    Hair hates: non-keratin protein, glycerin, sorbitol, agave, sulfates, polyquats, co-washing (flaky scalp), maybe aloe?
    Hair loves: fewer/more natural ingredients, moisture

    Scalp wash: Selsun Blue naturals or reg when desperate
    Low poo: Giovanni TTTT
    RO: SN - Strawberry, ES
    LI: SNES
    Style: HETT mousse, FSG if I make it, ??
    DT: GVPCB
    PT: GVPKP
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    susirene wrote: »
    No it had "spikes" in the name...

    Oh okay, I am going to go look at threads on it and see the ingredients. Thank you! :)
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued