PT Routine

WavesfordayzWavesfordayz Registered Users Posts: 2
I'm new to CG and have noticed that my curls look pretty limp about a week in. Thinking I may need a protein treatment, but not sure how to incorporate it into a wash day. Do I co-wash first? Do a rinse out conditioner afterward? Adjust my products afterward? Would love some advice!
2B, medium porosity, medium/high density, fine/medium texture, medium elasticity

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  • machermacher Registered Users Posts: 1,031 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm new to CG and have noticed that my curls look pretty limp about a week in. Thinking I may need a protein treatment, but not sure how to incorporate it into a wash day. Do I co-wash first? Do a rinse out conditioner afterward? Adjust my products afterward? Would love some advice!

    Hi I wouldn't start with a protein treatment. I would start with a conditioner with protein. I use John Masters Citrus & Neroli Detangler. It has a nice amount of protein.

    I PT with the John Masters once a week which is my wash day. I cleanse my hair with a low poo. Then I apply the John Masters on my hair and comb it through. I let it sit in my hair for 5 - 10 minutes then rinse it out completely. My hair doesn't feel dry after but if your hair does I would add a conditioner without protein. Then style as usual. Maybe stay away from a styler with protein to see how your hair reacts.

    My hair needs protein during the week besides the PT once a week. I condition my hair daily and use a conditioner with protein, Deva Curl Delight One Conditioner. I focus on mid to ends and leave most of it in. My hair doesn't need anymore protein than that. I probably could use a conditioner with no protein and a styler with protein but I wouldn't use both.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    I like using a gelatin PT whenever I feel my hair needs it. I cowash (or low poo) first, then use the gelatin, leave it in for a while, rinse, then condition, leave that in for a bit, then rinse. I also use protein-rich products throughout the week, but those aren't enough for me.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,356 Curl Connoisseur
    my hair loves curl junkie repair me. it's a great protein treatment -- already to use and you can use as much as you need or want. no need to condition after it as it has a great protein/moisture balance.

    i do a low poo first (cj assurance shampoo), the rake/scrunch in repair me, let it sit in my hair as i shower (sometimes with a plastic cap, or not), then rinse it all out. then i apply my leave in.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine

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