PT How Long?

JAJameson2010JAJameson2010 Posts: 123Registered Users
How long should I leave my protein treatment in for it to be effective? I've been trying to leave it in until it dries and hardens, but I don't always have that much spare time.

I use jello and yogurt microwaved for about 10 seconds then mixed if that matters...


  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I leave mine in for only like 15 mins. I think it depends on your hair.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • JAJameson2010JAJameson2010 Posts: 123Registered Users
    Wow! Well I've been leaving it on for hours! I'll shorten the time and see if it still has the same affect. Thanks for the tip!
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    As I understand it, hair will absorb the maximum amount of protein it can, and once it's "full", leaving a pt on longer won't give any better results than a shorter time would. Length of time to pt definitely does depend on the hair. Some only leave it on a few minutes, others can do a very strong pt and leave it on for an hour or more.

    I use IAGirl's gelatin pt, apply, baggie, add a towel or t-shirt turban, and leave it in for 30 minutes. A towel or t-shirt seems to keep enough body heat in to enhance absorption for me.
    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
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've got hair like cobwebs, and 2-3 minutes is plenty when I use IAgirl's Gelatin Protein Treatment.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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