Homemade protein treatment and loss of curl
I am regrowing my curls (if I can stand it, right now they are being unruly -- I need more length to finish the curl pattern so I have little horns sticking up around my ears or curls and then straight spots. Ugh)
Anyhoo, I did a homemade protein treatment last night. I used one egg, one tablespoon of honey and just enough warm water to loosen up the honey. I left it on about a half an hour. My hair feels smooth but I have almost no curl. My hair looks kind of 70s feathered. Obviously not the look I am going for.
Is this an indicator that my hair doesn't like protein? Do I need to add a DT after the protein to help? Am I being punished by the Curl Goddesses for cutting off my curls a year ago?
I know I am replying to my own post....
I was in a panic when I posted earlier, so I just wanted to let people know that all my hair needed was a powerful dose of moisture. Once I did a DT and put in a heavy leave-in, it perked right up.
I think a DT can solve many hair dilemmas.
Hi there! I'm glad the DT worked for you - moisture can definitely change the way hair works.
Protein sensitivity usually makes hair feel dry, brittle and crunchy. When I use too much protein, the ends literally feel like straw, even when it's wet.
Obviously you found out what the issue was (lack of moisture), so I think you're safe to still do the occassional protein treatment!
Cherry Lola Treatment
Have you tried the Cherry Lola Treatment. It is yogurt, baking soda (use red mills), and braggs amino. When I do it I wash my hair, put in the treatment, later rinse with a vinegar rinse (there is a acid in vinegar that helps antioxidants bind) and then use a deep conditioner in which I add honey. Then I wash all that junk out. I also heard that cassia treatments are great. I am thinking of trying them out. I know henna works, but I would not use it because I love my natural highlights and that would change it. Also, be careful if you use henna and have chemical treatment in my hair. If it is colored, relaxed or permed (curly). Only on the professional grade products they tell you to not use henna and my hair stylist freaked out on my one day when she thought I had used it in my hair (backed then I relaxed). I also have seen how using even just hair dye and then later henna damages a person's hair. One of my Indian girl friend did that and she had to get her stuff chopped off from the breakage.
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