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looking for a protein treatment...

longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
I am looking for a protein treatment that will help my hair curl more. I dyed it red for a few months and that destroyed my hair. Now its dry damaged and straighter than ever. Even when I use gel or other styling products it doesnt curl like it used to. I think my hair is between a 2b and 2c but I would like to atleast get my curls like a 3a more defined. My hair texture is medium and thick. Any advice???
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curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    My favorite is CJ Repair Me. I also like the SS Repair Treatment. I don't have to do a DT after either of them. If your hair is damaged, you probably want to add products with protein to your regime.

    You don't mention your porosity. If it's damaged, it's probably porous--so adding moisture on a regular basis is important, too. Depending on how damaged it is, you may be able to restore it. If you treat it with lots of TLC, it should grow in well.
    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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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,257Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use IAGirl's gelatin pt, and it's done well for me. Cheap, easy, and customizable. The recipe is now off-site on Pedaheh's blog, and the thread about it on Curltalk is here. After you pt, if your hair feels dry, be sure to moisturize afterward. Not very dry and a protein free rinse out conditioner may work fine, more dry and you may need a deep moisture treatment.
    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
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Thanks for the respond. I know I'm SUPER late I just never realized someone had answered lol it didn't show on the website but I finally got the app now. I've been using GVP PT and so far it's worked pretty good and it leaves my hair smooth. I still want to try others just to see what works well. My porosity is med/high. I did a DT and my hair felt dry after is that normal then again that was after I washed with a sulfate shampoo. I'm finally going pure CG. I had cut the sulfate but some products still had silicones. Any advice on how I can improve the elasticity of my hair???
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    My favorite is CJ Repair Me. I also like the SS Repair Treatment. I don't have to do a DT after either of them. If your hair is damaged, you probably want to add products with protein to your regime.

    You don't mention your porosity. If it's damaged, it's probably porous--so adding moisture on a regular basis is important, too. Depending on how damaged it is, you may be able to restore it. If you treat it with lots of TLC, it should grow in well.

    I love both of these, also Ouidad 12 minute deep treatment. I not only color my hair all the time but it's been bleached several times too (color corrections) and these really help.
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    My GVP PT is running out even tho its been working really good i kind of want to try CJ Repair Me. what's the price range?
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    My GVP PT is running out even tho its been working really good i kind of want to try CJ Repair Me. what's the price range?


    It's pricey. Like $30. I ordered samples first to make sure I don't waste 30 bucks
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    That is pricey the GVP is no more than $8 at Sally's. What size is it? The GVP is 6.8 oz.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    12oz
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I 2nd the gelatin PT! Does WONDERS for my hair! In fact, I could really use one about now...
    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
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I'm gonna see if I try it out this weekend since I'm almost out of my GVP PT and I didn't get to do one last week :)
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • morganjcasemorganjcase Posts: 8Registered Users
    I had similar hair issues, and ended up trying the Aphogee protein treatment.. My hair feels like a different healthy head of hair after just one use! It can become a lengthy process, because it recommends a balancing moisturizer afterwards, but it was well worth it for me! I definitely recommend it!
    2C curl pattern, medium porosity, high density, medium width, shoulder length.
  • Imani530Imani530 Posts: 58Registered Users
    Egg and Coconut oil is a great protein treatment and only do once a month.