Ladies, how often do you use protein conditioners?

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I have a protein conditioner that I loved loved loved the results of, enough to want to try using it once a week. From what I understand finer hair types fare well with protein on a regular basis, but my hair is fine to medium. To give me some insight I wanted to know how often do you use protein?

SL
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Maybe once a month. I'm going to try using mine a lot more often though because I have overly porous hair.
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Maybe once a month. I'm going to try using mine a lot more often though because I have overly porous hair.
Originally Posted by curlyberry
My hair is actually low porosity and after I used the conditioner it was more resistant to absorption of product. But, what did absorb had my hair feeling so extremely lush it wasn't even funny. My hair was also so much more manageable.

SL
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WL

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My hair is protein sensitive. I do a stretch test every time I get it wet and use a protein conditioner as needed. I'd say it averages about every 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.
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remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
I use mine I'd say every 3 weeks...I absolutely LOVE Deity America deep cond in the green tub...the consistency feels slimy going on, but leaves my hair soft and strong! Ha...🌟
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*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method

Last edited by MrsComboCurlz; 12-23-2012 at 12:35 PM.
Once a week when I DC, sometimes ill use that mill creek as a rinse out midweek if I cowash and use a regular moisturizing dc in that case on shampoo day.
Maybe try alternating every other week, moisture and protein.. if u feel u get an overload do every 2 weeks or so!
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Once a week when I DC, sometimes ill use that mill creek as a rinse out midweek if I cowash and use a regular moisturizing dc in that case on shampoo day.
Maybe try alternating every other week, moisture and protein.. if u feel u get an overload do every 2 weeks or so!
Originally Posted by Reeky
So far I have used the millcreek on each wash day for the past two weeks. So far so good. I will keep a close eye on things and monitor to see if there are any problems. I also oil rinse mid week then deep condition with a moisturizing conditioner. I feel that that will help keep my moisture and protein in balance. I used to believe my hair hated protein. I am learning that done properly, my hair loves the stuff!

SL
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WL

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My hair loves, loves, loves protein. I have fine strands, low porosity and my hair requires a healthy dose of protein often.
EVERY WEEK all my favorite products are protein based and my hair loves it.
I also have really fine hair that prone to mid-strand splits so I use a protein conditioner weekly and I use a leave in conditioner with protein every 3 days or so (the curl junkie one). My hair loves it and never gets hard or weird.
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R/O- Skin Biology, Mop Top & EO Coconut
Rinses: ACV
Leave in - Bask Hair Milk, Camille Rose
D/T- Spiral Solutions
Sylers/Butters- Darcy's Vanilla Butter, Bask Condensed Custard, QAOHC
Oils - Grapeseed and Coconut, Castor
I have high porosity hair so I use a heavy protein conditioner twice a month. My hair loves it and is thriving from the consistent usage.





My hair is protein sensitive. I do a stretch test every time I get it wet and use a protein conditioner as needed. I'd say it averages about every 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.
Originally Posted by Ml001
What is the stretch test?
Most if not all of my DC's have protein and some type of heavy butter or an oil. I have normal density (I think) medium-fine hair and it rejoices when I use protein every week. Also, I would say I am low porosity - I can leave a conditioner on over night and not get mushy/ overly elastic hair.
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I have low porosity, coarse, dense hair so I only do one once per month max, but then again, I also henna which acts like a protein on my head.
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with!

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