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When Do You Use a Protein Conditioner?

Hello All!

I'm having a big problem with my hair breaking since after getting it dyed a few months ago. There was a big difference after using the Aphogee last month but I'm still finding hair all over my bathroom floor. My hair appointment for a trim is set next week but I did read up on the protein test and it indicated I needed more protein. I wanted to know from those who has fine hair, or color treated hair, or who need to use some kind of protein condition more than the average person....


1. How often do you deep condition with Protein? (once a week, every 2 wks, etc.)


2. What type of protein conditioner do you use?

3. For those of you who have experienced severe breakage, how many times a month did you use the a Protein Treatment (Aphogee or another) until the breakage lessened?


4. Do you follow up with a moisturizing conditioner? If so, what do you use?
3c/4a, Fine Texture, low porosity, color treated, mod-CG since Jan 2013 Big chopped: May 2007

Shampoo: Yes to Carrots
Clarify: baking soda the. ACV rinse
Suave clarify shampoo ( product builds up on my hair very fast)
Co Wash: Tresseme naturals, Vo5 Strawberries and Cream
Mane and Tail
Leave in: tresseme naturals
Styler: As I am double butter
Or Aloe Vera gel

Next on deck: flaxseed gel, sheamositure enhancer smoothie, as I am co wash,

Comments

  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have fine hair and I use a small shot of protein in my rinse out daily. (Check out my sig) However, I do not use any protein in my cleansers or leave ins. Please consider, I do not color and my hair resents most proteins and pseudo proteins, except keratin and silk.. Hope this helps:)


    3B, Fine, Med D, Norm P&E

    Cleanser: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Tropical Coconut/VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT/ CJBCLI (mixed w/ GSO)
    [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"
  • itstor247itstor247 Posts: 12Registered Users
    I found myself having the same problem except my hair wasn't color treated. However I do a protein treatment 1 a week as well as a deep condition which has protein elements in it. along with the two I make sure to do some form of an oil treatment and together they have done wonders for my hair! I hope this helps.

    3c, thin, low porosity.
    Protein treatment: Vitale olive oil hair mayonnaise with oat protein, cholesterol, and botanicals
    Deep conditioner: nuNATT treatment curly hair intensive mask with keratin and cupauaçú butter
    Hot oil treatment: any
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    My hair has yet to meet a protein it doesn't like. I have fine hair that has been colored. I use protein pretty much daily- cleansers, conditioners, styling products- at least one of my products has protein, usually more than one. I don't do protein treatments nearly as often as I should, but I was able to do them weekly without any signs of too much protein.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm another one whose hair has never met a protein it didn't like. I do at least one PT a week and use a lot of products with protein--rinse out, stylers, protein spray, etc. I even use some of the "milder" PTs as leave ins--Moezke Carrot Protein Mask, SSI Okra, CJ Curl Fix, SS Protein Repair.

    I use really rich products on a daily basis and moisturizing PTs (my favorite is CJ Repair Me), so don't have to DT after a PT.

    It sounds like your hair could use a lot of TLC, so I'd consider frequent PTs and DTs.
    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
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • coils34coils34 Posts: 13Registered Users
    Thank you for responding ladies. It feels great that I'm not alone on wanting and needing protein. There was actually a time when I thought I was protein sensitive, way before understanding my hair texture, porosity, density, etc.

    I go in to the Salon next week for a trim and I know they're gonna have to take off alot but at least I'll be able to move forward with healthy hair. What I do hate is anytime I go in to a Salon and tell them to cut off ALL the damage ends, they talk me out of it and scare me of how short my hair will be if they do. Not this time.

    Applying protein conditioner will be added to my weekly hair regimen for now on. Oh, and thanks for sharing the protein conditioner brands you all use too. Taking notes. :)
    3c/4a, Fine Texture, low porosity, color treated, mod-CG since Jan 2013 Big chopped: May 2007

    Shampoo: Yes to Carrots
    Clarify: baking soda the. ACV rinse
    Suave clarify shampoo ( product builds up on my hair very fast)
    Co Wash: Tresseme naturals, Vo5 Strawberries and Cream
    Mane and Tail
    Leave in: tresseme naturals
    Styler: As I am double butter
    Or Aloe Vera gel

    Next on deck: flaxseed gel, sheamositure enhancer smoothie, as I am co wash,
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I also use protein almost daily. Another moisturizing protein conditioner to consider is ION effective care. Some use it as a PT but I use it as an RO. Can be found at Sally's :)
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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