As I recall, the cherrylola treatment had the Bragg's Amino Acids (amino acids are the building blocks of protein) and yogurt (which also contains protein.) My hair hated the baking soda (even when I reduced it to 1/4 t.) I also didn't like that my hair smelled like teriyaki marinade and sour milk all day.

You could try IAgirl's protein treatment if you want to make something at home--it's gelatin (keratin.) That way, you can adjust the amount you use, add a lot of moisturizing ingredients and see how you do. Here's a link to it PT recipe - as promised
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams