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Protein DT.... WOW!

So, today I have a change in my schedule and decided to do my first homemade DT. I used 2 TBs of honey, 2 TBS of EVOO, and 2 egg yolks. I put it on dry hair and used a hot towel on it until it cooled off. After 1 hour I rinsed, used HCC, and did my usual routine. I plopped for 6 hours since I was in the house studying... WOW!
Soft hair, thinking about being 3a! And what shine! I love it! Protein definately works for me :blob7:
2c/3a - Miii - Coarse - Low porosity I think

CG since 02/08

low-poo, 20/80 honey and JC TS, ACV rinse, honey and TW

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Comments

  • curly mocurly mo Posts: 269Registered Users
    glad your having a good hairday!! It feels good doesn't it:toothy10:

    One thing I'm unclear about and maybe someone else will chime in here, how can you tell if your hair likes/dislikes protein? What does your hair do?
    3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
    Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
    Password:gracie
    glycerin and protein sensitive

    pics added: 5/13/08
  • merebearmerebear Posts: 190Registered Users
    good question!!! I've been avoiding it like the plague and using Aubrey's HR condish but I think my hair is missing the protein....it feels coated and too soft to do anything. I did an ACV rinse so that always helps.
    MereBear
    2B-2C - very wavy with loose ringlets
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  • HeatherNicoleHeatherNicole Posts: 1,316Registered Users
    You can kinda tell by feeling your hair while its wet. If it feels softer and kinda gummy that's a sign. Also, check a strand of shed hair, pull it and if it stretches a good deal more than you think it should that's another sign. If your curls are looking rather limp and lifeless no matter how much you've clarified then that's a sign. All these are signs your hair might be lacking in protein. Shedding, breaking, and thinning more than usual can also be indications.

    If your hair needs moisture if it won't stretch, doesn't feel soft, is breaking, and dull.

    If you're not sure you can always do a simple protein treatment and see how your hair reacts to it, like Joico KPak or the reconstructing treatment by Ion.
    Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
    Staples
    Aphogee 2 Step treatment
    Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Tigi MM Conditioner
    Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
    KCCC
    Denman D3
    Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    SheaMoisture Leave-in
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  • micol124micol124 Posts: 171Registered Users
    HeatherNicole, funny you mention that, my hair usually does all of those things :) Good to know thought! :D
    2c/3a - Miii - Coarse - Low porosity I think

    CG since 02/08

    low-poo, 20/80 honey and JC TS, ACV rinse, honey and TW

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  • merebearmerebear Posts: 190Registered Users
    Yep...I need protein...wow, thank you soooooooooooo much for posting that. That is really great info...where did you find it?
    ~Merebear
    MereBear
    2B-2C - very wavy with loose ringlets
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    :wav:
  • HeatherNicoleHeatherNicole Posts: 1,316Registered Users
    Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
    Staples
    Aphogee 2 Step treatment
    Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Tigi MM Conditioner
    Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
    KCCC
    Denman D3
    Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    SheaMoisture Leave-in
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    "Make it work!"- Tim Gunn
  • CurlyBratCurlyBrat Posts: 445Registered Users
    HeatherNicole - That is GREAT information! Thanks so much for posting the link.

    Of course now I can't decide if my stretchage-breakage is normal or not... LOL

    It's always something..... :D
    3a/b thin/fine
    fotki PW: curls
    updated 5/1/2010 "starting over"


    Routine:
    don't even HAVE a "routine" at the moment...
    HG: still GVP Conditioning Balm and Biotera Gel/CC
    Experimentals: HE TMS Spray Gel, LOOB


    Riot Crrl: "Revenge is a dish best served with a side of awesome hair."