I don't need to cut anything off as I am not transitioning, I have been natural for 19 years as I've said, and am only 21 now. I have had this process for two years now and have only had one touch up. I have not had any issues before this current issue which does seem to be using too much protein.
I've been natural for my entire life unlike most women, so I am pretty good at pin pointing issues with my hair. (I should also add that my hair doesn't suffer from length retention issues either) I am not new to curly, or natural hair at all.
I know all about ACV rinses, and other PH balancing rinses, I even own testing strips, I've done them in the past when I was trying out different things and hated all of it.
I think I have the issue down pact, since it is not an on-going issue, it's a moisture issue, and using too much protein. My hair seems to fit the description of low porosity hair, where it takes longer to absorb product. The DC I use currently rinses very clean from hair, and I realize that maybe my hair would be better of with a coating of some sort left behind, maybe not a cone but a heavy butter or oil, which my DC lacks.
So I think I am just going to be focusing on moisture for the time being and slowly add in protein treatments to avoid over moisturizing my hair.
Thank you guys for your input
Sometimes I just need to vent, and re-read to find the source of the problem. ^^