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Protein?

I have been CG for 3-4 months now, and I was wondering. How can you tell if you have too much/not enough protein? Thanks!
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3b / Coarse / High Density / High Porosity
3b thick, curly hair, SL
CG method since August, 2012

CO wash: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner (with brown sugar when needed)

rinse out CO:
TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
leave-in: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

stylers: jojoba oil, LA looks sport gel (winter), ic fantasia hair polisher styling gel (summer)
3b/Medium/High Density/High Porosity
3b thick, curly hair, SL
CG method since August, 2012
CO wash: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner

rinse out:
TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume
leave-in: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture

stylers: jojoba oil, LA looks sport gel , ic fantasia hair polisher styling gel

Comments

  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Typically hair that is fine in texture and/or high in porosity does well with protein. Hair with too much protein generally feels brittle and straw-like. Generally the time to reach for protein is if your curls start getting droopy and/or your hair starts to feel super soft/mushy (overconditioned). Some people can use a wide variety of proteins in lots of different forms (conditioner, gel, PTs, etc), but some people find that their hair only tolerates certain proteins or protein only in certain portions of their routine. It's a lot of trial and error because no two heads of hair are indentical.

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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Truly coarse hair has an over abundance of protein so the hair requires more moisture not a lot if any protein. However, "coarse" hair is commonly misidentified fine hair that is very dry. I was one who thought I had coarse hair when it was actually dry. Here's some info /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flivecurlylivefree.com%2Fcurly%2520hair%2520basics.htm" class="Popup
  • countrycurliescountrycurlies Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thank you guys so much! I'm fairly new to all this, but so far it is working well for me. Im still having a few problems with frizz, but hopefully that will subside soon. Its kinda difficult to determine your texture, but that website helped me. I dont think my hair is all that thick, so its probably more medium.
    Thanks again!
    3b / Medium or Coarse / High Density / High Porosity
    3b thick, curly hair, SL
    CG method since August, 2012

    CO wash: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner (with brown sugar when needed)

    rinse out CO:
    TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
    leave-in: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

    stylers: jojoba oil, LA looks sport gel (winter), ic fantasia hair polisher styling gel (summer)
    3b/Medium/High Density/High Porosity
    3b thick, curly hair, SL
    CG method since August, 2012
    CO wash: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner

    rinse out:
    TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume
    leave-in: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture

    stylers: jojoba oil, LA looks sport gel , ic fantasia hair polisher styling gel