Medium-coarse texture: Safe to try PT?

whirlyhairwhirlyhair Posts: 194Registered Users
I have medium-coarse textured hair. All my other hair info is in my sig. That said, is it safe for me to try a PT? If so, how often? I doubt I need to use it every week or even biweekly, but can I safely use it once a month?

CG since 3/11/2012

Engaged. :love5: Wedding date: 02/26/2016

Type 2C (Botticelli according to Curly Girl: The Handbook)
iii Density
Medium-Coarse Texture
Normal Porosity
Normal Elasticity
HATES: Traditional sulfates/cones.
LOVES: Lots of moisture and homemade FSG! :love10:
(Many thanks to for helping me figure out my texture, porosity, and elasticity properties! Check them out sometime!)


  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You really won't know until you try. How does your hair react to protein in products? I know that some of the coarse haired curlies say that their hair tolerates (even needs) protein in the summer. They just have to find specific ones.
    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
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I never do PTs, but just use higher protein conditioners in high dew point weather. I'm never low enough where I need a lengthy treatment.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • LadyPlymdaleLadyPlymdale Posts: 24Registered Users
    Like kathymack said, you don't know until you try.

    I have med-coarse hair that is extremely protein sensitive, but still use a protein RO (with keratin or silk protein) in the summer months, maybe once every two weeks.

    I started CG in the summer, so I thought I could handle more protein than I usually need. It's definitely seasonal.

    In the winter & spring/fall I never use protein, except on the odd occasion in a styler or a gel. Even protein analogues (jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut) are too much for me on a regular basis.

    I never need an actual PT. I tried once (last summer) & it was not good.

    If you do use any protein treatment, be sure to follow up with lots of moisture.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using CurlTalk App

    2C/3A--med-coarse, slightly porous (highlighted), very dry & protein sensitive

    No-Poo: Naturally Amari Berry No-Poo (w/o Aloe & Horsetail)

    Condition: Suave Daily Clarifying & Sun-Ripened Strawberry

    Stylers: 4Naturals Spring Back, L'oreal Everstyle Curl Defining Gel

    Avoiding: sulfates, ‘cones, parabens, polyquats/cationics (except stearamidopropyl dimethylamine), most proteins/extracts.

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