Overconditioned & Protein sensitive

nsabaternsabater Registered Users Posts: 53
I realized a little while ago that my hair may be overconditioned, so after looking at some posts, I decided to do a protein treatment. I was afraid at first because I am protein sensitive, and have been avoiding it in my hair products for years. I tried Aphogee protein treatment, and I did notice less breakage, but still my curls were lifeless. A couple of weeks later I did a mayo and yogurt combo, but still no difference. My hair is not completely straw like, just a tiny bit drier, and I still have lifeless curls. I don't know what else to do. I'm afraid to co wash and continue the overconditioned state. Do I keep doing protein treatments? Please help!
3a on the left, 3b on the right

Suave Coconut; 365 Lavender Conditioner; Shea Butter leave-in conditioner
ABBA Gel-Lotion; Giovanni sunset styling lotion


  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    If you could do the Aphogee treatment and your hair didn't get hard and break, I don't think you're as protein sensitive as you think--if at all.

    Best thing you can do is learn your hair properties. Here's a link to help http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly-hair-basics/ It's the best way to choose ingredients/products. Look for people with similar properties and see what they use. It's the best place to start.

    You'll also have to adjust to weather/season--amount of humidity in the air or dewpoint. When the dewpoint is high, you need to treat your hair differently then when it's really low.
    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
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Agree with KathyMack you have wrongly diagnosed yourself as protein sensitive or your hair properties have changed, protein sensitive people cannot use Aphogee.

    Yoghurt and mayonaise is next to useless, treatments designed by people who don't understand basic biochemistry. Denatured milk proteins and egg proteins are likely too large to penetrate, the oil in most mayonnaise is usually a polyunsaturated vegetable oil which again cannot penetrate. The only food with a useful amount of hydrolysed protein is gelatin. The oils that can penetrate are rich in lauric acid or oleic acid - coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, palm kernel oil for example.

    If you are still frightened of protein the obvious is not to leap in with both feet and do another hardcore protein treatment but instead to use a daily conditioner that contains a modest amount of hydrolysed protein.
    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
  • lisawillsonlisawillson Registered Users Posts: 31
    Protein Treatment is the best method to put shine to the hair. It smooths the cuticle of hair and creates stronger hair. If you are doing this treatment. it will help you not harm.So don't hesitate and also consult to hair stylist also.

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