Yes, my hair enjoys a light protein treatment every other week. Wow, hearing you and your friend's great results are inspiring me to try henna! I'm not sure where to buy tho...I'll figure it out.
I've discovered that my hair prefers EVOO over every other oil I've tried. I think I'm going to stop using Shea Butter(started making my hair feel really greasy! ick) to seal my ends and only use EVCO in my DCs and curl refreshing spray that I make.
And earlier today I exfoliated my scalp for the first time and GIRL let me tell you...I've been missing out. My scalp felt so CLEAN and REFRESHED! I don't have any brown sugar like they recommend, so I just used white and I mixed it up with some EVOO and Tea Tree Oil and VOILA! Awesome results.
I'm going to incorporate this into my regimen weekly. I feel that Exfoliation + EVOO + Light protein treatments + Vitamin Supplements (Multi & Biotin) + No heat + No dye will equal healthy beautiful hair for 2013 (: