Question about PTs and Keratin

naturalblondie88naturalblondie88 Registered Users Posts: 105
I've been having a frizz issue so I want to try a PT. Before I run out and spend more money on hair products (I swear I'm running out of bathroom space to store all my rejects!), I wanted to ask about a treatment I already have in stock and see what other curlies think.

The Paul Mitchell keratin treatment and daily conditioner are two products I have on hand. My hair responds to the treatment pretty well when I straighten my hair, but I worry that the keratin will straighten my curls out.

I remember trying the treatment in the past when I was trying to determine my protein status, and I had strawlike hair. BUT I didn't deep treat or condition after the PT, so I'm wondering if that's why my hair responded the way it did.

Basically I'm desperate for a way to make my curl less frizzy during the summer humidity and trying to makeover my curly routine.
Mostly 2c
Medium Width, Low Porosity (unsure), and Med-High Density
Frizz is a huge problem for me

Routine currently undergoing maintenance.
Low-Poo: PM Wild Ginger Awapuhi
CO/RO: SN Coconut
LI: GR Sleek & Shine
Mousse: HETT
Gel: HE Set Me Up
Pomade: BedHead Manipulator
DT: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

Hair Likes: moisture, pineappling, scrunching
Hair Dislikes: raking product in, glycerin

Comments

  • RytokaRytoka Registered Users Posts: 309 Curl Neophyte
    The best cheap protein treatment I have found is IAgirls gelatin recipe! My hair was not impressed with keratin (I tried the generic k pak) it's worth a shot and you can find gelatin super cheap at the grocery store so you don't have to go buy new products.
    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
    :thumright:
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    I've been having a frizz issue so I want to try a PT. Before I run out and spend more money on hair products (I swear I'm running out of bathroom space to store all my rejects!), I wanted to ask about a treatment I already have in stock and see what other curlies think.

    The Paul Mitchell keratin treatment and daily conditioner are two products I have on hand. My hair responds to the treatment pretty well when I straighten my hair, but I worry that the keratin will straighten my curls out.

    I remember trying the treatment in the past when I was trying to determine my protein status, and I had strawlike hair. BUT I didn't deep treat or condition after the PT, so I'm wondering if that's why my hair responded the way it did.

    Basically I'm desperate for a way to make my curl less frizzy during the summer humidity and trying to makeover my curly routine.

    What is your question? Nobody can tell you how your hair will respond to the Paul Mitchell, if it reacts badly to that and a deep treatment just rewash. I find conditioners containing penetrating natural oils are best for frizz control and applying far more conditioner than I think I need.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Registered Users Posts: 1,082 Curl Neophyte
    Keratin can stretch out curls?
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • La TanitaLa Tanita Registered Users Posts: 15 Curl Neophyte
    In my case, and I think, THIIIINK, that most cases, most proteins make my hair even curlier and bouncier, not straighter. Just try it out.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Registered Users Posts: 1,082 Curl Neophyte
    La Tanita wrote: »
    In my case, and I think, THIIIINK, that most cases, most proteins make my hair even curlier and bouncier, not straighter. Just try it out.

    Well, for a while, I was using the GVP Joico K-Pac, but it's second ingredient was MO which was causing frizz. Anyway, that had hydrolyzed keratin. I didn't notice any difference in curls being straighter. I just wanted to make sure because I got scared lol!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls

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