The difference between PT's and DT's

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Could someone please tell me the difference between these 2 and how to tell what products are what? I'm getting so confused! I've purchased GVP's Reconstructing Conditioner and Giovanni's Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor. Are both of these just protein rich conditioners? And can someone please suggest a good silicone free DT that be bought on ground?
Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
Modified CG since 5/26/12
Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB
DT: GVP CB
PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB
PT = lots of protein
DT = lots of moisture

I don't really do DTs b/c my hair is pretty easily overconditioned. PTs though, are a requirement for me. Best PT ever = IAgirl's gelatin PT, link below.
PT recipe - as promised
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So is the difference just the ingredients? Whether or not it contains protein?
Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
Modified CG since 5/26/12
Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB
DT: GVP CB
PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB
It pretty much is the ingredients. Most of us with fine hair need protein and like wavymom, don't need much of a moisture treatment as we get overconditioned easily. Curlies with coarse but porous hair like protein to fill in the cuticle but need to DT with moisture afterwards. It's really all about finding the right balance of protein and moisture.
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.

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