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Old 03-29-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
 
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Question Fine haired curlies! How long does your PT "last"?

I plan on incorporating a PT into my regimen and I'm deciding between CJ's Repair Me or Curl Fix.

Before I jump in and buy, I wondered how long the results of your PT lasted. This may be a your-results-will-vary type question, but I'd like to get an idea of how long the RM or CF would last me.

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:03 AM   #2
 
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The two products aren't mutually exclusive. The Repair Me is stronger and should (according to Marsha) only be used as a PT. The Curl Fix is a great PT, but people use it as a rinse out and leave in, too.

I PT at least once a week in the summer (if/when I do a second PT, I use a lighter one like the Elucence one.) In the winter, I started doing them every two weeks, but found that I needed to go to every 7-10 days.

You're right, it is an individual thing. My hair LOVES protein. Never met a protein it didn't like. I also use a lot of products with protein in my rinse out and styling products.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:23 AM   #3
 
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I do one about once a week.

Editing to add:
My hair, like kathymack's, loves protein, too. Most of my everyday products have a pretty good amount of it in them.

And, it's true that it's an individual thing. I just experiment and see what seems to work best for me.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
 
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RacerWife7, what is the CJAO conditioner you use?
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:58 PM   #5
 
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I use CF once every 10-14 days. That being said, I used a conditioner with a fair amount of protein every 3 days so that helps me go longer in between.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
 
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Before finding this board, I did protein treatments twice a year around hair-dyeing time.

Now..about every 3 or 4 months.

I use products that have protein--stylers, rinse outs, etc--so I don't feel the need to do a lot of PTs. I tend to go by how hair looks/feel/spirals to decide it's time.
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Thanks, ladies. I'm starting to think I have to up my protein because sections of hair look fuzzy even when wet and no amount of product gets them to curl. I used a sample of the RM from KathyMack two weeks ago and it looks I should be doing a PT weekly.

Solidgold, the CJAO is the new Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil conditioner from Curl Junkie.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:32 AM   #8
 
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Thanks, Curlsanew. Is CJAO a good protein-y daily/rinse out conditioner? I might need to replace my TIGI MM and I love protein!
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Solidgold, the CJAO debuted about two weeks ago and I haven't tried it yet. However, there's a thread devoted to it that contains reviews in the Reader Reviews forum.

If I recall, the CJAO doesn't contain protein. The Beauticurls Strengthening conditioner does have protein in it though. There should be reviews on it over at CurlMart.
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Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:26 AM   #10
 
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I do my PT's twice a week. My hair starts to look ragged and limp about every 3 days or so and needs the structure of the PT to support my curls. I mainly switch between Aphogee 2 Minute and K-Pak reconstructor.

I've got CJRM on my wish list though as keratin is my hairs favourite food.
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Solidgold, the CJAO debuted about two weeks ago and I haven't tried it yet. However, there's a thread devoted to it that contains reviews in the Reader Reviews forum.

If I recall, the CJAO doesn't contain protein. The Beauticurls Strengthening conditioner does have protein in it though. There should be reviews on it over at CurlMart.
Thanks!
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