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Old 09-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #221
 
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My hair has slowly been getting straighter, and every protein treatment I tried made my hair even straighter. I thought something was wrong when I used the same conditioner that, at the beginning of trying CG, gave me super curly hair. This time it gave me soft straight hair. I read on another forum that this might be caused by not clarifying the hair before the protein treatment. So as an experiment, I tried the gelatin treatment again, this time clarifying my hair before I applied the gelatin. Last time I got soft straight hair. This time I got super curly hair!

So if your hair seems to react oddly to gelatin, becoming straighter, clarify before applying it!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #222
 
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I just tried the gelatin protein treatment but I'm not sure I did it right.. First thing I did was a baking soda rinse, which might've gotten mixed with the gelatin (is that ok?) Also, Is one packet one envelope? I used 1 packet and 3/4 cup of water. I ran out of acv so I left it out. Does any other kind of vinegar work? Like white vinegar? I loved how it turned out at first while I rinsed it out. My hair got so curly, all over (which is a big deal for me when I could barely get a curl consistently) but as my hair dried, it got straighter and (softer). It's nice I guess but not the effect I wanted.. Was it because I didn't use acv or follow the recipe right? Should I have shampooed first, to clarify hair? Is baking soda not enough? do i just need more moisture or protein? Sorry for the 20 questions, but this is my first time doing an actual (not eggs) protein treatment.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #223
 
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Hi Keihs. Your recipe is more dilute than some use - but if it worked for you, that's great! The vinegar is not a "must" - the original recipe used it to attempt to replicate a store-bought product. The PT works fine without vinegar - but white vinegar is just as good as apple cider vinegar because we just want a touch of acidity.

Some people get a better result when cleansing their hair first, some can conditioner-wash, some must shampoo - you just have to experiment to see which things give you the best result. It's better to keep things like baking soda out of the PT just to avoid mixing up those ingredients if you can avoid it (by rinsing).

If your hair was curlier when wet, then dried straighter and you did not use any styling products - that's par for the course. The water helps the clumps of waves and curls hold together and as it dries, they lose their cohesiveness and disperse.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #224
 
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Thanks for the reply. In a week or so, I'll try again, but this times I'll try it without the baking soda. I think I did read the measurements wrong with the amount of water, so I'll change that too.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #225
 
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Thanks so much for this recipe!

I tried it today and my hair is silky!
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