Protein?

I have been CG for 3-4 months now, and I was wondering. How can you tell if you have too much/not enough protein? Thanks!

3b / Coarse / High Density / High Porosity
3b thick, curly hair, SL
CG method since August, 2012

CO wash: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner (with brown sugar when needed)

rinse out CO:
TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
leave-in: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

stylers: jojoba oil, LA looks sport gel (winter), ic fantasia hair polisher styling gel (summer)
Typically hair that is fine in texture and/or high in porosity does well with protein. Hair with too much protein generally feels brittle and straw-like. Generally the time to reach for protein is if your curls start getting droopy and/or your hair starts to feel super soft/mushy (overconditioned). Some people can use a wide variety of proteins in lots of different forms (conditioner, gel, PTs, etc), but some people find that their hair only tolerates certain proteins or protein only in certain portions of their routine. It's a lot of trial and error because no two heads of hair are indentical.

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Truly coarse hair has an over abundance of protein so the hair requires more moisture not a lot if any protein. However, "coarse" hair is commonly misidentified fine hair that is very dry. I was one who thought I had coarse hair when it was actually dry. Here's some info http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly%20hair%20basics.htm
Thank you guys so much! I'm fairly new to all this, but so far it is working well for me. Im still having a few problems with frizz, but hopefully that will subside soon. Its kinda difficult to determine your texture, but that website helped me. I dont think my hair is all that thick, so its probably more medium.
Thanks again!

3b / Medium or Coarse / High Density / High Porosity
3b thick, curly hair, SL
CG method since August, 2012

CO wash: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner (with brown sugar when needed)

rinse out CO:
TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
leave-in: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

stylers: jojoba oil, LA looks sport gel (winter), ic fantasia hair polisher styling gel (summer)

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