Deep Treatments - What do you use?

mzmillionmzmillion Registered Users Posts: 874
I am on the search for a new DT and I want to know what you guys suggest. I think I'm going to try to DT 2-3 times a week because I feel like my ends are brittle. I don't know and maybe after my cut this week, it will help on my curl pattern.

So please take into a count that I'm broke and I need a lot...lmao. So what do you guys use.

I was using Hawaiin Silky Replenish Masque, it was nice, had lots of little seeds and crap like that in it. I also use a cheap cholesterol.

I am on the curly girl regimen(or trying to be) so no sulfates or silicones for me.

How do I know if my hair is protein heavy, I read in another thread that you can tell if your hair seems to not get wet good or it dries super fast.. is that true, and if I wash my hair with ACV that it will restore it or something. I have Aphogee pH Balance stuff but I never use it...

Anyway back to topic, Deep Treatments, I need suggestions...
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  • Vagabond DavotchkaVagabond Davotchka Banned Banned Users Posts: 156
    mzmillion wrote: »
    How do I know if my hair is protein heavy, I read in another thread that you can tell if your hair seems to not get wet good or it dries super fast.
    My daughter's hair is like this naturally, so I would not necissarily say this is due to protein build up.

    anyway, I have read that mixing 2 of these 3 products work well - olive oil, honey, yogurt. I think I did try the yogurt and honey mix and sat under a dryer for about 20 minutes. The effect was nice when I had it in (soft) but when I washed it out I lost the effect. I used it as a pre-poo conditioner.

    You might wanna try it. It's not that expensive - but honey is going for near $5 a jar right now. At least you can use it for other things (like sweetning tea) if you like honey. Make parfaits with the leftover yogurt.
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    I made one recently with items from the kitchen: 1 egg, about 2 tablespoons maple syrup, a little bit of cornstarch to make it kind of pastey, a little walnut oil (maybe 1 tsp) and V05 conditioner (just poured some in the bowl). I put on a plastic cap, wrapped my head in a towel and kept on for 45 minutes. I did not sit under a dryer. I let the heat from my body do its thing. My curls were super super defined after this with no gel nor other product. I couldn't believe it. I co-washed after I rinsed the deep treatment out.

    I used maple syrup because it is cheap. I didn't want to use my real good honey just in case it was a bust :tongue3:
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  • CoaCoaBean08CoaCoaBean08 Registered Users Posts: 734
    i dunno i need a good deep conditioner. is cholesterol strengthening for your hair ??
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  • Shea-girl-aloeShea-girl-aloe Registered Users Posts: 280
    I use yogurt, molasses and olive oil as a pre-poo DT. I love it. I co-wash afterward and use a leave-in conditioner along with shea butter and flax seed gel.
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  • newmenewme Registered Users Posts: 141
    I use Miss Jessie's [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Rapid-Recovery-Treatment-p-754.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-rapid-recovery-treatment]Rapid Recovery Treatment[/buylink]. It's expensive and I'm not thrilled with the scent but for my hair it provides incredible detangling and slip.
  • goodbyegoodbye Registered Users Posts: 79
    What about Lustrasilk- I've heard good things about them, haven't used personally but I will once I'm done with my Patene mask.
  • danrobin0313danrobin0313 Registered Users Posts: 186
    I just used Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment and it is LOVELY! If I want a cheap DT I use Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut and add honey, castor oil and olive oil (my hair REALLY likes oils). A good DT that can be found locally is the Pantene Relaxed and Natural conditioner in the burgundy jar..

    Good Luck!

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  • mzmillionmzmillion Registered Users Posts: 874
    I'm going to have to give these a try. I think I really need to work on using products that moisturize my ends. We'll see when I get back what I can get my hands on.
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  • shawnetteshawnette Registered Users Posts: 482 Curl Neophyte
    Version I

    2-3Tbsp ElastaQP DPR-11
    2-3Tbsp Plain whole fat yogurt
    2oz Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner
    2oz coconut Oil
    .5oz Vitamin E Oil


    Version II

    2-3Tbsp ElastaQP DPR-11
    4oz Plain whole fat yogurt (plain baby yogurt)
    1Tbsp Coconut Oil
    2-3Tbsp Powdered Buttermilk
    2-3Tbsp Powdered Coconut Milk/Cream
  • mochakiss82mochakiss82 Registered Users Posts: 80
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  • HappyNappyEHappyNappyE Registered Users Posts: 108
    Tonight I picked up Pantene's R&N Deep Condit Mask. It's under $5 and I've heard great things about it. I've been using Burt's Bee Hair Repair which is around $8 and I LOVE it! HTH
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
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  • KitathenaKitathena Registered Users Posts: 1,666 Curl Neophyte
    Well my favorites are either Hairveda's DC, AOWC or AOHSR. But you said more affordable, so the most affordable and moisturizing DC I can think of is a caramel treatment. Super cheap and wonderful.
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  • nobellenobelle Registered Users Posts: 110
    I also use the Pantene R&N Breakage Defense Hair Mask, and it's pretty good. Another thrifty option would be to try using a good, moisturizing cheap conditioner as a DT. I haven't done this yet, but I think I'd try it if I were in a pinch. I'm currently using HE Hello Hydration, and I suspect it might do well as a DT.

  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Registered Users Posts: 3,861 Curl Neophyte
    Suave with olive oil, and now that I have some, I mix in some melted :love4: shea butter :love4:.
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  • Legally NaturalLegally Natural Registered Users Posts: 102
    AshKat wrote: »
    What about Lustrasilk- I've heard good things about them, haven't used personally but I will once I'm done with my Patene mask.

    I use Lutrasilk as a leave-in per CurlyNikki's advice and it is AMAZING!!!:tongue3: Talk about having soft and defined curls. Don't really know about using as a DT, but I'm pretty sure if you mixed it with something, it might turn out mighty fine. I will try it one day.

    Oh yeah, greatest thing about Lutrasilk....it is CHEAP.

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  • vkb247vkb247 Registered Users Posts: 266 Curl Neophyte
    mzmillion wrote: »
    I was using Hawaiin Silky Replenish Masque, it was nice, had lots of little seeds and crap like that in it. I also use a cheap cholesterol.

    How do I know if my hair is protein heavy, I read in another thread that you can tell if your hair seems to not get wet good or it dries super fast.. is that true, and if I wash my hair with ACV that it will restore it or something. I have Aphogee pH Balance stuff but I never use it...

    Anyway back to topic, Deep Treatments, I need suggestions...

    I think that the ^^ two treatments you are currently using have mineral or petroleum in them. If so you probably need to make sure you are washing regularly to prevent build up. These things are great barriers to keep moisture in but they can also block it out and cause dryness so you want to be sure they are gone.

    I have never heard of hair being protein heavy. It sounds like you are talking about a porosity issue. I would recommend doing a search for that term to learn more about it.

    As for DT. If you want to buy them then I recommend:

    1) Elasta QP DPR-11
    2) ORS Replenishing Pak
    3) Pantene Relaxed & Natural treatment

    If you want to make them yourself ( I would highly recommend this if you want to have lots for a little bit of $$$).

    1) Caramel Treatment:

    honey
    olive oil
    bananas
    molasses
    cornstarch
    water
    vinegar
    wheatgerm oil

    When I make this I don't use water or cornstarch. You can also substitute whatever oils work for your hair but heavier oils tend to be best.

    2) Honey/yogurt/banana
    3) Sour cream mixed with a little conditioner

    With any of these that call for bananas, I use the baby food bananas because it makes it much easier.

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  • breezybabybreezybaby Registered Users Posts: 347
    I use coconut milk, put on a sonnet bonnet dryer, sit under it for 5-7 minutes.

    Voila!
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  • dyamonds10dyamonds10 Registered Users Posts: 109
    I just tried Pantene R&N Mask....I liked it!!! I am going to use it one more time before I put it in my normal regimen!

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