I get the same reaction if I don't clarify my hair before doing a protein treatment. Applying protein to my hair when it's overconditioned will just make it act more overconditioned. But if I clarify and then do the protein treatment, my hair reacts as it should: getting more curly and bouncy.

If I don't clarify first, even 5 minutes of protein will straighten my hair. If I clarify first, an hour of protein is just fine.
AKA earthnut
2c/M/ii, healthy, random kinks, waist length, platinum black!
Wash routine: sometimes coconut oil treatment, CO wash with Suave, rinse, GVP Hair Reconstructor, rinse, LI Suave, plop, air-dry
Non-wash days: Smooth hair with water and Suave, sometimes olive oil to seal
Bad for me: Phenoxyethanol irritates scalp, Distearyldimonium Chloride & Quaternium-87 straighten hair
Holy Grail Conditioners, Suave Naturals with
Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine!

Last edited by earthnuts; 09-08-2012 at 03:02 PM.