CG method and protein treatments

curlygurlie1148curlygurlie1148 Registered Users Posts: 7
So my hair's been...thirsty...we'll go with that...and sticking up everywhere. I think, well maybe if I do a protein treatment of some sort it will...quench my hair's thirst....anyway, I use the curly girl method and was wondering if I do a treatment would rinsing it out and then washing it with the baking soda and ACV clean it out or would my hair smell like mayo and vinegar? Would using a cleansing conditioner work better or should I try something else to keep my hair hydrated?Thanks for your help :)
Type 3
High Density
Medium Hair width
Low Porosity
So very frizz prone...


  • curlicious13curlicious13 Registered Users Posts: 1,632 Curl Neophyte
    I would NOT use baking soda or apple cider vinegar on my hair. Both can be VERY drying because they're used to clarify the hair. While I've never used baking soda, I know for a fact that apple cider vinegar will completely dry out your hair making it brittle & hard. It will also make your hair shed. To get the same results, you can clarify with a sulfate shampoo without the dryness, brittleness or shedding. But a sulfate shampoo will clarify your scalp.
  • LynaeaLynaea Registered Users Posts: 394 Curl Neophyte
    You don't list you hair properties but mayo is extremely oily and heavy. I think you'd be better off getting a treatment packet from Sally's for $2 or so. Depending on your properties, you may need a moisturizing treatment following a PT. also, most protein can't enter the hair shaft, it fills in holes in the cuticle from the outside, so clarifying after is probably just going to wash it all off. I always clarify before a PT and my fine hair pretty much never needs a DT after.

    Baking soda and ACV should be fine for most people if used correctly and only occasionally. Both do have the potential to be harsh.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Baking soda is horrible for skin and hair, even in moderation since the hair prefers pH ~4.5 and skin ~5.5, plus it raises the cuticle so you risk losing much of the protein you just deposited. Don't understand the mayonnaise reference in this context, that is an oil treatment not a protein treatment?

    I cleanse hydrolysed protein treatments out without shampoo just conditioner or straight water. Always have to follow with an intensive condition or I have straw like hair, I usually include coconut oil to reduce porosity.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • YoshimiYoshimi Registered Users Posts: 237
    Vinegar will not "certainly" make your hair hard, or shed. That depends on your hair and water. I use vinegar daily, I have a spray bottle with vinegar diluted in distilled water that I spray over my conditioner every time I wash, thus helps add bounce and shine to my hair, and I have no dryness at all doing this.

    I will often add baking soda to my shampoo when I wash before a pt, and I add vinegar to my gelatin mix for my pt. I wouldn't do either afterwards though, I just use the conditioning to remove the treatment

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    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG


    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.

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