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Scared to try protein?!?!

RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
Hey peeps! I am considering a pt but am kinda iffy if I should or not. I don't want my hair to freak out if I do one. Lately it has not been cooperating kinda fluffy and not curling normal patterns. Plus I don't want to spend money on something that may make my hair go nuts. What do you suggest for a home pt? I have bs length 3a hair very dense normal porosity I think. Waiting for my hair analysis to verify all that. Any advice would be great
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
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Comments

  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I'm protein sensitive so I don't have any recs. I will say for the most part I wouldn't be scared. Most of us whose hair was badly hurt by proteins got that over time. We didn't realize it was because of the protein. I've only ever had one really bad reaction that led to instant damage and I think that's pretty rare.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    For DIY PT I suggest IAGirl's gelatin PT. A budget-friendly store bought option is ION Effective Care (at Sally's).
    [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
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I was scared, too, but did the IAgirl's recipe over the weekend, and WOW! I only left it on for 3 minutes (the minimum). Huge difference in how my hair feels.

    You won't know until you try.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    The vast majority of curlies can handle protein just fine. Give it a try. Your hair won't fall off if it doesn't like it
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Yeah! If it doesn't like it, low poo and DT and you'll be fine! It's not like it will "fry" you hair or something. ;)

    Most likely a lot of the products you've used have protein in them!
    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
  • PixarPixar Posts: 58Registered Users
    Go for Protein! If you're really scared about trying it for the first time, do it on a day you don't have plans(aka work, school, etc.) Just give it a shot! I've fallen in love with Aubery Organics GPB Balancing Conditioner!!! You'll never know unless you give it a shot! :) Goodluck!!
    2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    I did it! Worked well did the home version with gelatin. Only left it in for a few minutes but it made a difference! I noticed right away that my curls had ce back to life and it looks great today, more clumping and better curls! Thanks for the support ladies. Maybe a little longer next time :)

    How often should I be doing this? Some say weekly but I'm not sure.
    Katie
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
    Co Wash: As I am
    RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
    LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
    Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
    Color: Henna
    Tools: Diffusing
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