Does high porosity hair need protein all the time?

Kinky Curly-Coily MeganKinky Curly-Coily Megan Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 67 Curl Connoisseur
Hey everyone, 
I have high porosity hair and I was wondering are protein needed all the time? I usually do a protein treatment once a month...sometimes my dc has both protein and moisture. I did a protein treatment this month and my hair was so tangled at the roots. I did a moisture treatment after too. My protein treatment of choice is the Mill Creek Botanicals keratin conditioner. It has hydrolyzed keratin as the 3rd ingredient. My moisture treatment is Curl Junkie Rehab. I had the hardest time detangling my hair. This has never happened to me before not even with Aphogee 2 step. Help!!!! what could of went wrong! 


  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    edited February 2018
    It is a fine line between moisture and protein for us with high porosity curls.  It is something I am struggling with.

    It sounds like you went to far to the protein side.  I think you need more moisture.

     I generally don't do protein treatment for my hair, but add protein in small doses regularly.  I use Colorful Neutral Protein Filler diluted with water in a spray bottle that I can use when I feel I need more protein.  It also allows me to do spot treatments for areas that need more protein than other areas.

    Here are some websites I found helpful for the moisture/protein balance: and Overconditioning

    This is really good too:

    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • Kinky Curly-Coily MeganKinky Curly-Coily Megan Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 67 Curl Connoisseur
    Thank you so much! I was so scared thankfully I only shedded a little hair while detangling...but I thought I was ripping my hair out lol! 
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Registered Users Posts: 583 Curl Connoisseur
    The whole balance thing can be tricky, but I do find I need some form of protein every wash day. What I normally do to balance it all out is alternate between washing products and styling products. If I wash with something that has protein in it, then I'll make sure my stylers don't, or vice versa. Like WavyKfromNJ, I use the CNPF mixed with water in a spray bottle if I think the curls need a boost in between.

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