Gelatin PT which makes my hair sticky

summermeadowsummermeadow Posts: 1Registered Users
Hello lovely people!!

I have 2a fine, mostly medium density hair which I think is low/normal porosity and I'm pretty certain it loves protein. I had a sample of John Masters honey and hibiscus hair reconstructor which is a protein treatment for damaged hair (which mine is not, I don't use any heat or hair dye etc). Anyway I put this on my hair and it was the waviest it had ever been, I would say I actually had 2b hair underneath!

Anyway back to the gelatin PT, I've tried it twice now but both times it doesn't actually make my hair stiff or dry like it says it should, it just goes sticky. Why is this? I'm using Dr Oetker sachets although I will try the knox brand as soon as I can. I leave it on about 10 minutes and today I even tried with a hairdryer to try and dry it and it was still wet and sticky. When I wash it out it doesn't make my hair dry or anything and does give me a bit more of a wave..It does make my scalp feel a little sensitive/hot for a day but disappears the next morning - this doesn't bother me.

Any tips on what I'm doing wrong?


  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 515Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    edited November 2017
    I think the longer you leave the gelatin in, the more protein your hair will absorb.  And using heat while drying will increase the absorption of the protein.  So for the most effective, most protein-y treatment, you'll apply the gelatin, then use a hair dryer (or bonnet dryer) until your hair is completely dry through and through, then wash it off.  You may need a deep conditioner after that.  If your hair feels uncomfortably stiff and tangley after the deep conditioner, it was probably too much protein. 

    That's not to say that you must wait that long - for some hair, it would be way too much.  but if a few minutes isn't enough, you can try going longer.  

    And I don't know why your scalp feels sensitive/hot. That doesn't sound good. Did you add anything else to it? 
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2C/3A, fine hair, low density, low porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Noughty Wave Hello Shampoo
    Deva One Condition original formula
    Dippity Do Girls with Curls Gelee (the more I use this, the more I love it!)

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