Someone texturized my hair without my permission... what should I do now?

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Hi folks - this is my first time being here, but it's because I'm panicking.

To make an infuriating story short, my "friend" texturized my hair without my knowledge. Apparently, by giving me what is known as a "Cherry Lola" treatment (yogurt, amino acid, baking soda, honey). I thought it was merely a natural protein treatment and cleanser - I didn't realize its straightening effect.

So, what should I do now? I'm alarmed that my coils have disappeared. I'm experiencing some breakage/fragile/thinness, too. Is there any healthy way to restore my hair's pH balance? How can I go about remedying this without stressing out my hair any more? Will my poor coils spring back?

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More details that might be important:

I did this "Cherry Lola" as a pre-poo, then shampoo'd it, then applied a mayo-olive oil conditioner, then I applied a shea moisture leave-in, and sealed with coconut oil. It's currently not in a protective style, just a wash&go. I put a bonnet on.

This happened earlier today (~8 hours ago).

I'm feeling really foolish for even trusting anyone with my hair, and for not checking the extra ingredients (I had only planned on using yogurt + honey, but she added the straightening agents).
Hi folks - this is my first time being here, but it's because I'm panicking.

To make an infuriating story short, my "friend" texturized my hair without my knowledge. Apparently, by giving me what is known as a "Cherry Lola" treatment (yogurt, amino acid, baking soda, honey). I thought it was merely a natural protein treatment and cleanser - I didn't realize its straightening effect.

So, what should I do now? I'm alarmed that my coils have disappeared. I'm experiencing some breakage/fragile/thinness, too. Is there any healthy way to restore my hair's pH balance? How can I go about remedying this without stressing out my hair any more? Will my poor coils spring back?

--
More details that might be important:

I did this "Cherry Lola" as a pre-poo, then shampoo'd it, then applied a mayo-olive oil conditioner, then I applied a shea moisture leave-in, and sealed with coconut oil. It's currently not in a protective style, just a wash&go. I put a bonnet on.

This happened earlier today (~8 hours ago).

I'm feeling really foolish for even trusting anyone with my hair, and for not checking the extra ingredients (I had only planned on using yogurt + honey, but she added the straightening agents).
Originally Posted by hair_there


I have done a Cherry Lola and it is a protein treatment if you use the ingredients the creator specifies. Part of your problem may be what you followed it up with. I will never do CL again because that was part of how I discovered I'm protein sensitive. It made my hair extremely dry and brittle. Not only is the protein a problem for me but baking soda I have used in other ways and it's extremely drying for me. Never again. However, I think anyone who does a protein treatment should follow up with deep moisturizing conditioner. I'm curious why you would use mayo which is something people use as a protein treatment. So basically you followed up a protein treatment with a protein treatment when you should have used a moisturizing treatment. Then shea moisture (which has protein) and coconut oil (which my hair generally hates in its pure for because it affects how the hair retains protein). I suspect your protein-moisture balance is way out of whack which can lead to breakage. Whenever I do a full out henna it's just like doing a protein treatment. I know I have to cowash my hair with a protein free conditioner every day and avoid anything with coconut oil in it for at least 3 days to get my balance back. With your situation my suggestion is that you do that and you start doing intensive moisturizing deep treatments at least twice a week. DO NOT use anything with protein or coconut oil until your balance is back.
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Hi folks - this is my first time being here, but it's because I'm panicking.

To make an infuriating story short, my "friend" texturized my hair without my knowledge. Apparently, by giving me what is known as a "Cherry Lola" treatment (yogurt, amino acid, baking soda, honey). I thought it was merely a natural protein treatment and cleanser - I didn't realize its straightening effect.

So, what should I do now? I'm alarmed that my coils have disappeared. I'm experiencing some breakage/fragile/thinness, too. Is there any healthy way to restore my hair's pH balance? How can I go about remedying this without stressing out my hair any more? Will my poor coils spring back?

--
More details that might be important:

I did this "Cherry Lola" as a pre-poo, then shampoo'd it, then applied a mayo-olive oil conditioner, then I applied a shea moisture leave-in, and sealed with coconut oil. It's currently not in a protective style, just a wash&go. I put a bonnet on.

This happened earlier today (~8 hours ago).

I'm feeling really foolish for even trusting anyone with my hair, and for not checking the extra ingredients (I had only planned on using yogurt + honey, but she added the straightening agents).
Originally Posted by hair_there


I have done a Cherry Lola and it is a protein treatment if you use the ingredients the creator specifies. Part of your problem may be what you followed it up with. I will never do CL again because that was part of how I discovered I'm protein sensitive. It made my hair extremely dry and brittle. Not only is the protein a problem for me but baking soda I have used in other ways and it's extremely drying for me. Never again. However, I think anyone who does a protein treatment should follow up with deep moisturizing conditioner. I'm curious why you would use mayo which is something people use as a protein treatment. So basically you followed up a protein treatment with a protein treatment when you should have used a moisturizing treatment. Then shea moisture (which has protein) and coconut oil (which my hair generally hates in its pure for because it affects how the hair retains protein). I suspect your protein-moisture balance is way out of whack which can lead to breakage. Whenever I do a full out henna it's just like doing a protein treatment. I know I have to cowash my hair with a protein free conditioner every day and avoid anything with coconut oil in it for at least 3 days to get my balance back. With your situation my suggestion is that you do that and you start doing intensive moisturizing deep treatments at least twice a week. DO NOT use anything with protein or coconut oil until your balance is back.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I totally agree with adthomas. The Cherry Lola Treatement is a protein treatment. It is not a texturizer or relaxer. Therefore, I wouldn't over stress yourself out, about your thinking that your friend had put a texturizer in your hair, when she really didn't. At this point, your hair is simply out of balance, as it was given a whole lot of protein, as a result of the Cherry Lola Tratment, but not balanced such out afterwards with sufficient enough mousture. the aftercare of your hair after getting the treatment done us what has led you to see the type of results that your seeing to your curls. However, this is not something that cannot be fixed. You just have to take the right steps towards doing so. Which is why, I definitely agree that you should start doing intensive moisturizing deep treatments on your hair on a weekly basis, until your hair is restored back to its natural balance. And, avoid products that are protein based, or that lists protein high on its ingredient listing at all at this time. Plus, it would be good for you to use a moisturizing cleanser on your curls, either a sulfate free shampoo or cleansing conditioner (for cowashing) that will certainly help with achieving greater moisture retention to your curls, and help aid with your hair's overall recovery too.
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Last edited by Reservechic; 05-25-2015 at 12:23 PM.
Hi folks - this is my first time being here, but it's because I'm panicking.

To make an infuriating story short, my "friend" texturized my hair without my knowledge. Apparently, by giving me what is known as a "Cherry Lola" treatment (yogurt, amino acid, baking soda, honey). I thought it was merely a natural protein treatment and cleanser - I didn't realize its straightening effect.

So, what should I do now? I'm alarmed that my coils have disappeared. I'm experiencing some breakage/fragile/thinness, too. Is there any healthy way to restore my hair's pH balance? How can I go about remedying this without stressing out my hair any more? Will my poor coils spring back?

--
More details that might be important:

I did this "Cherry Lola" as a pre-poo, then shampoo'd it, then applied a mayo-olive oil conditioner, then I applied a shea moisture leave-in, and sealed with coconut oil. It's currently not in a protective style, just a wash&go. I put a bonnet on.

This happened earlier today (~8 hours ago).

I'm feeling really foolish for even trusting anyone with my hair, and for not checking the extra ingredients (I had only planned on using yogurt + honey, but she added the straightening agents).
Originally Posted by hair_there


I have done a Cherry Lola and it is a protein treatment if you use the ingredients the creator specifies. Part of your problem may be what you followed it up with. I will never do CL again because that was part of how I discovered I'm protein sensitive. It made my hair extremely dry and brittle. Not only is the protein a problem for me but baking soda I have used in other ways and it's extremely drying for me. Never again. However, I think anyone who does a protein treatment should follow up with deep moisturizing conditioner. I'm curious why you would use mayo which is something people use as a protein treatment. So basically you followed up a protein treatment with a protein treatment when you should have used a moisturizing treatment. Then shea moisture (which has protein) and coconut oil (which my hair generally hates in its pure for because it affects how the hair retains protein). I suspect your protein-moisture balance is way out of whack which can lead to breakage. Whenever I do a full out henna it's just like doing a protein treatment. I know I have to cowash my hair with a protein free conditioner every day and avoid anything with coconut oil in it for at least 3 days to get my balance back. With your situation my suggestion is that you do that and you start doing intensive moisturizing deep treatments at least twice a week. DO NOT use anything with protein or coconut oil until your balance is back.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I totally agree with adthomas. The Cherry Lola Treatement is a protein treatment. It is not a texturizer or relaxer. Therefore, I wouldn't over stress yourself out, about your thinking that your friend had put a texturizer in your hair, when she really didn't. At this point, your hair is simply out of balance, as it was given a whole lot of protein, as a result of the Cherry Lola Tratment, but not balanced such out afterwards with sufficient enough mousture. the aftercare of your hair after getting the treatment done us what has led you to see the type of results that your seeing to your curls. However, this is not something that cannot be fixed. You just have to take the right steps towards doing so. Which is why, I definitely agree that you should start doing intensive moisturizing deep treatments on your hair on a weekly basis, until your hair is restored back to its natural balance. And, avoid products that are protein based, or that lists protein high on its ingredient listing at all at this time. Plus, it would be good for you to use a moisturizing cleanser on your curls, either a sulfate free shampoo or cleansing conditioner (for cowashing) that will certainly help with achieving greater moisture retention to your curls, and help aid with your hair's overall recovery too.
Originally Posted by Reservechic
Yes. I mostly agree with this. The majority of the time my protein overload can be fixed within a few weeks at the most if it's not too bad. however twice it's been so severe I had to cut several inches off my hair. That's because severe overload makes my hair tangle and knot like crazy and those times there was no way to get all that out but to cut. Usually I have a pretty easy time detangling but not when I get too much protein.
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