Is this a Normal Reaction to Protein?

2BeOrNot2B2BeOrNot2B Posts: 133Registered Users
This morning I dissolved one packet of gelatin in 1/3 cup of water. When it cooled I added 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Suave Coconut condish, and a few drops of coconut oil and mixed well.
I washed my hair and blotted out the excess water then began to apply the mixture. At the back of my head(from hairline up 3" or so) it spread easily....at the crown, the minute the mixture hit my hair it felt like stiff straw! I freaked a little so I rinsed it out immediately.
Is this an expected reaction to this protein treatment?

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  • lolo918lolo918 Posts: 729Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not an expected reaction per se- it just sounds like the front part of your hair just didn't need the treatment as much. Your front pieces may have different needs from the back too. One of my first treatments felt like that when I used mayo in my mix. I had to add extra conditioner to spread the treatment out easier. Now that I don't use any oil besides what the science-y hair blog recipe has I haven't had that happen.

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    CG since November 2013.

    Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
    Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
    Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
    PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I agree, sounds like you didn't need a treatment in that area.

    Another thought next time would be to leave out the ACV.
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  • 2BeOrNot2B2BeOrNot2B Posts: 133Registered Users
    Thanks to you both for your input. I will try leaving out the ACV next time.
  • lolo918lolo918 Posts: 729Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just did one today- I have ACV but only about 5 drops worth. At most 1/8 of a teaspoon.

    Sent from my SCH-I200 using CurlTalk App
    3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity
    CG since November 2013.

    Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
    Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
    Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
    PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Posts: 1,073Banned Users
    2BeOrNot2B wrote: »
    This morning I dissolved one packet of gelatin in 1/3 cup of water. When it cooled I added 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Suave Coconut condish, and a few drops of coconut oil and mixed well.
    I washed my hair and blotted out the excess water then began to apply the mixture. At the back of my head(from hairline up 3" or so) it spread easily....at the crown, the minute the mixture hit my hair it felt like stiff straw! I freaked a little so I rinsed it out immediately.
    Is this an expected reaction to this protein treatment?

    I only used 1/2 a packet in 1/2 C. water, and the only thing I added was the small amount of ACV she said, 1 tsp. is way too much. I didn't add anything else, I didn't want other ingredients interfering with the effect of the collagen. I can always put oil or whatever in my LI. And I did put a bit of heat (just a warmed up damp towel) and left it on like 15 min. and I had great results.
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    CO-wash: VO5 K&L
    RO: SpaHaus Salon w/OO, VO5 Shea Cashmere, W.R. Trop. Coconut, Daily Defense Moisturizing & others.
    LI: Beautiful Curls w/Shea Butter & C.O., Hollywood Beauty OO Creme, VO5 K&L, Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer.
    Gels: LAL Wet Look, ORS Lock & Twist.
    Oils: Jojoba, EVCO & Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

  • EverydayCurlsEverydayCurls Posts: 301Registered Users Curl Novice
    You said your hair felt stiff before rinsing it out. That's normal. Gelatin will solidify and make your hair stiff until you rinse it out. If, however, it was stiff after rinsing out, then you probably didn't need the protein.

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  • superzerosuperzero Posts: 80Registered Users
    I do the same mix! I didn't think about adding conditioner tho, good idea

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