Sorry that was unclear, what I meant in the bolded part is I was thinking of Epsom salt and NPF as a protein, even though I didn't use it as a PT. I saw that some people seem to dry out and get straw like when they have a problem with protein, but I never get straw like hair. Just loose curls & frizz.
I did try Ion Effective Care last week without a deep treatment and ended up with really loose curl, although no frizz and my hair was shiny. Since my curl was so limp I did a DT of GVP CB the next day & had amazing results, tons of curl & very little frizz. But I can't figure out if the curls came because I did the PT the day before, or if my hair just seems to prefer moisture & not need PT's.
Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping
Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).
Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels