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Should I try a gelatin protein treatment?

NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
So... I've been CG for 2,5 weeks and my hair feels a bit healthier (less dry). It starts to get a bit limp however.

I'm 2b-2c, fine-normal width, normal-high density, normal elasticity and I don't know my porosity (my hair reacts like low porosity with long drying times, but I dye my hair and I've been straightening for 15 years, so it could be high as well).

My hair feels healthier than before, but it isn't healthy yet and I'm trying things with DIY recipes (because I can't get most of the american products where I live).

So... 12 days ago I did a honey-olive oil treatment that I left in my hair for half an hour and then rinsed and washed out ==> I hardly noticed any difference, maybe a tiny bit softer afterwards

4 days ago I put the bananasmoothie on my hair (banana, egg, honey, milk, olive oil), left it in my hair for half an hour and then washed it out ==> again, hardly any difference. It didn't get drier so I don't think I'm protein sensitive.

Would it be a good thing to try a gelatin protein treatment? And if so: do you have a recipe and how long should I leave it in my hair?
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I don't see why not. You can leave it on for the minimal amount of time if you want. (I left mine in 3 minutes but next time I'm going to try a full 15-20.) Test your tolerance. It's the only way you'll know. You can always deep treat afterwards or add lots of oils and emollients to the treatment to prevent your hair from drying out. Here's a recipe:

    Pedaheh's Hair Blog: Science-y Hair Blog Recipes
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    what is it? like jello you get from the stores? the clear kind??
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hambo, yes it's the Knox Original (unflavored) gelatine. Comes in 4 pack boxes or larger 30 (I think) pack boxes. If you're doing the basic pt recipe, you use 1 packet in your pt. If this is your first pt, I'd definitely recommend only using 1 packet, or if you're afraid of protein, you can try a half packet for a lighter pt.
    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
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users

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