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Amino Acids

Well I have read a few posts about amino acids and heard the protein was good for fine and or brittle weak hair. I went to an organic store and picked up some amino acids...I made a treatment and put it on the finer parts of my hair the past 2 days straight. Maybe it's just wishful thinking but that part of my hair seems thicker...lately there has been a little more body in that area and I haven't been plopping at all...just letting it drip dry without really touching it. SO what exactly are amino acids supposed to do? Parts of my hair are sensitive to proteins but I'm not sure if they are sensitive to all kinds. So considering the luck I've had with aminos I was thinking of making a solution of that and water...maybe a little oil...into a spray bottle and spraying my whole head with it...leaving it for a bit and rinsing it out. I am off from work all week with nothing to do so I am experimenting.
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Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.

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  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    I am all for anything that makes the user feel that it's working, but I did stumble upon this blog post by the Beauty Brains a few days ago and thought it was an interesting look at amino acids:

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    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • darcurldarcurl Posts: 586Registered Users
    Good one jillipoo.
    2c, CG, soft, managed, curly-From NEPA
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  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    jillipoo wrote: »
    I am all for anything that makes the user feel that it's working, but I did stumble upon this blog post by the Beauty Brains a few days ago and thought it was an interesting look at amino acids:

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    Hmm. Thanks...interesting. I wonder why it has felt and appeared to be making a difference? Maybe it's all in my head.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    kathymack had great luck with it, too. I swear there is so much variation among heads of hair, just about anything is bound to work for somebody. But as the saying goes, "if it feels good, do it.":lol:
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I think maybe it is working on me...I had some breakage up front and at the temples cause that part appears to be finer....it tends to lay flat too if I don't plop or fluff. I've done 2 protein treatments with just egg and a little protein conditioner and that seemed to help. It seemed more substantial and not as flat. Then I have done 2 treatments with amino acids...etc and it's got more body...more shine and some of the finer bits around my face that can never hold a curl have seemed a little curlier. Weird. So I'm gonna try spraying it all tomorrow to see what happens. If it makes parts brittle I will just do an ACV rinse.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I'd be careful to not over do it. I used to do the Nexxus Emergencee every three weeks. I do this one every 7-10 days.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I will. I did it today...it seemed to rinse out pretty clean and and think it's good. Not as big as it usually is but I did have to use my back-up conditoner. I will be heading to Wally-World to get more Suave tomorrow. So far so good though.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • rswrsw Posts: 67Registered Users
    I think maybe it is working on me...I had some breakage up front and at the temples cause that part appears to be finer....it tends to lay flat too if I don't plop or fluff. I've done 2 protein treatments with just egg and a little protein conditioner and that seemed to help. It seemed more substantial and not as flat. Then I have done 2 treatments with amino acids...etc and it's got more body...more shine and some of the finer bits around my face that can never hold a curl have seemed a little curlier. Weird. So I'm gonna try spraying it all tomorrow to see what happens. If it makes parts brittle I will just do an ACV rinse.

    I am looking to find different DT -- you mixed egg with what?
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    Egg...a little olive oil...some VO5 protein conditioner and maybe a little honey. That was my first protein treatment. Recently I have been adding Bragg's amino acids too.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    question... If i'm already using protein (GDLI) a few times a week , do i still need to do treatments?
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    It really depends on your hair's needs (I know -- I hate that answer, too).

    I don't really have a routine for protein treatments, even though I do use conditioners and stylers with protein in them. I can tell when my hair needs an extra boost, though, and so that's when I do a treatment. The Zen approach to hair. :)

    Does GDLI have much protein? For some reason, I thought it didn't have much.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    question... If i'm already using protein (GDLI) a few times a week , do i still need to do treatments?

    I agree with jillipoo, it all depends on your hair. I use some products with protein, but still do treatments. My hair is fine with low porosity.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I think maybe the only reason it's working and it hasn't been too much on my hair since I have done a lot of protein lately...is because I have pretty much avoided protein at all costs for quite a while. It seems that only certain parts of my hair need it regularly.....maybe after a while they won't need it either.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    with the egg and oil, do you let it sit on your hair or wash it right out?
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I let it sit a bit. I have this part around my hairline that's kinda fine so I used a paintbrush to apply it and let it sit for about 20. When I used the amino acids I let it sit for about a hour then rinsed
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.