Protein fills in the "holes" in the cuticle of the hair in porous hair. Protein helps shore up the structure of fine hair by adding protein to the hair's cortex. Fine hair is low on protein in the cortex and coarse hair usually has plenty. Protein doesn't add moisture. Some protein treatments contain both moisture and protein. In porous hair, protein can help your hair hang on to moisture by sealing the holes that moisture is escaping out of.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
sweet...I think the confusion is beginning to fade. I'm pretty sure I need to protein treat at this point. I don't think I am using any protein products currently. I say, "I don't think" because my eyes are what they used to be and the morning is the worst.