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Ladies, how often do you use protein conditioners?

ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
I have a protein conditioner that I loved loved loved the results of, enough to want to try using it once a week. From what I understand finer hair types fare well with protein on a regular basis, but my hair is fine to medium. To give me some insight I wanted to know how often do you use protein?
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  • curlyberrycurlyberry Posts: 549Registered Users
    Maybe once a month. I'm going to try using mine a lot more often though because I have overly porous hair.
    Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    curlyberry wrote: »
    Maybe once a month. I'm going to try using mine a lot more often though because I have overly porous hair.

    My hair is actually low porosity and after I used the conditioner it was more resistant to absorption of product. But, what did absorb had my hair feeling so extremely lush it wasn't even funny. My hair was also so much more manageable.
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  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    My hair is protein sensitive. I do a stretch test every time I get it wet and use a protein conditioner as needed. I'd say it averages about every 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    I use mine I'd say every 3 weeks...I absolutely LOVE Deity America deep cond in the green tub...the consistency feels slimy going on, but leaves my hair soft and strong! Ha...🌟
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    Once a week when I DC, sometimes ill use that mill creek as a rinse out midweek if I cowash and use a regular moisturizing dc in that case on shampoo day.
    Maybe try alternating every other week, moisture and protein.. if u feel u get an overload do every 2 weeks or so!
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    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    Reeky wrote: »
    Once a week when I DC, sometimes ill use that mill creek as a rinse out midweek if I cowash and use a regular moisturizing dc in that case on shampoo day.
    Maybe try alternating every other week, moisture and protein.. if u feel u get an overload do every 2 weeks or so!

    So far I have used the millcreek on each wash day for the past two weeks. So far so good. I will keep a close eye on things and monitor to see if there are any problems. I also oil rinse mid week then deep condition with a moisturizing conditioner. I feel that that will help keep my moisture and protein in balance. I used to believe my hair hated protein. I am learning that done properly, my hair loves the stuff!
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  • suns4i6esuns4i6e Posts: 77Registered Users
    My hair loves, loves, loves protein. I have fine strands, low porosity and my hair requires a healthy dose of protein often.
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    EVERY WEEK all my favorite products are protein based and my hair loves it.
  • danyel02danyel02 Posts: 156Registered Users
    I also have really fine hair that prone to mid-strand splits so I use a protein conditioner weekly and I use a leave in conditioner with protein every 3 days or so (the curl junkie one). My hair loves it and never gets hard or weird.
    Type: 4a Fine Texture
    CG since 2008 - Life long natural
    Holy Grails
    Cleanser: Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo
    Conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
    Leave-ins: Camille Rose Moisture Milk & Almond Jai
    D/T: Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Treatment
    Protein: Curl Junkie Repair Me
    Butters: Qhemet Amla & Olive, Bask Condensed Custard
    Oils: Coconut & Grapeseed
  • 1FlySista1FlySista Posts: 14Registered Users
    I have high porosity hair so I use a heavy protein conditioner twice a month. My hair loves it and is thriving from the consistent usage.
  • reednaturally22reednaturally22 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Ml001 wrote: »
    My hair is protein sensitive. I do a stretch test every time I get it wet and use a protein conditioner as needed. I'd say it averages about every 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.

    What is the stretch test?
  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    Most if not all of my DC's have protein and some type of heavy butter or an oil. I have normal density (I think) medium-fine hair and it rejoices when I use protein every week. Also, I would say I am low porosity - I can leave a conditioner on over night and not get mushy/ overly elastic hair.
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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    I have low porosity, coarse, dense hair so I only do one once per month max, but then again, I also henna which acts like a protein on my head.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • KoilsOfALibraKoilsOfALibra Posts: 5Registered Users
    I use a protein based deep conditioner on my fine strands weekly. Then use the mill creek every 4-6 weeks. My hair breaks less because of it just be sure to deep condition or add a moisturizing oil to add moisture back to the hair:blob5:
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Posts: 452Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use protein consistently and it's in just about all of my products. I also deep condition with a heavy protein every week. I have very fine, highly porous hair that sucks up everything you put on it. I suspect it's some kind of a genetic thing, as my Grandmother and two of my Aunts have the same type of hair, and so do my Granddaughters. Our hair seems devoid of protein. Occasionally, I will read posts, articles, etc, about how essential the protein/moisture balance is and think that I must need more moisture. I always regret it, for the breakage will start almost immediately.
  • SCarrinSCarrin Posts: 160Registered Users
    I use aphogee protein treatment about every 6 weeks.

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  • CoililanaCoililana Posts: 66Registered Users
    I'm still trying to figure out the right protein/moisture balance for my hair. I believe we ALL need a little protein in our lives, it's just a matter of how much and it's dependent upon your environment, chemical treatments, mechanical damage from rough combing. poor diet etc... whatever factors can lead to weakened hair strands.


    I would suggest incorporating shampoos and conditioners with some type of protein in them just to see if your hair needs that on a regular basis. If it does not, then slow down your usage and incorporate them bi-weekly, tri-weekly or monthly. But I definitely would not go longer than a month without some protein somewhere in your hair diet or else your hair will be snapping before you know it.
    4A-C, Fine/ Fragile/ Prone to Breakage , Extra Dry & Coily :afro:
  • CoililanaCoililana Posts: 66Registered Users
    SCarrin wrote: »
    I use aphogee protein treatment about every 6 weeks.

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    I'm thinking about doing this too! And they sell them in little packets for around $3.50 at Sally's so that's less product bottles taking up space in my house. :profileright:
    4A-C, Fine/ Fragile/ Prone to Breakage , Extra Dry & Coily :afro: