Protein Treatment Questions

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This has probably already been posted, but I thought I'd ask a few questions to clarify my understanding of protein treatments.

1. How do you know if your hair needs one?

2. What does it do to your hair?

3. Does it help with frizz?

4. What do you do after the protein treatment is done? The simpler, the better.
This has probably already been posted, but I thought I'd ask a few questions to clarify my understanding of protein treatments.

1. How do you know if your hair needs one?

2. What does it do to your hair?

3. Does it help with frizz?

4. What do you do after the protein treatment is done? The simpler, the better.
Originally Posted by BerryK
First off, it's good to know your hair properties to ascertain how much protein your hair might like/need. Fine and/or porous hair usually needs more protein. Here's a link to help you with that Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

I don't wait until I think I need one. I do at least one PT a week and use a lot of products with protein. My hair really loves it. It helps tighten curl, adds volume and reduces frizz.

If you use a moisturizing PT like CJ Repair Me or SS Protein Repair, a moisturizing rinse out is all I use. If you use a "regular" PT, you probably need to DT following your PT.
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This has probably already been posted, but I thought I'd ask a few questions to clarify my understanding of protein treatments.

1. How do you know if your hair needs one?

2. What does it do to your hair?

3. Does it help with frizz?

4. What do you do after the protein treatment is done? The simpler, the better.
Originally Posted by BerryK
Let me see if I can help....
1. If you find your hair falls flat and limp then you may need protein. Or if your hair stretches but doesn't bounce back.

2. It strengthens your hair and can help with curl definition and make your curls bounce back.

3. Yes, it can help, but I've learned that frizz is something that I have to live with and it doesn't bother me as much as it used to. I don't feel a PT will get rid of frizz completely, but it does help some.

4. Rinse it out and style as usual though I do recommend following a PT with moisture only to keep from getting crunchy hair.

Here is a link to a thread I started that goes into PT and DT (which are moisture)

A few tips on treatments for newbies and not so newbies too

hth!
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I like this post because it has pictures showing the difference between too much and too little protein: Protein vs Moisture Pittsburgh Curly

I do IAgirl's gelatin PT every week, and just follow it with a thick rinse-out conditioner. Simple, easy, cheap, effective.
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