02-13-2013, 11:16 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Most protein ingredients will include the word protein – wheat protein, silk protein, etc.
Hair softness and curl formation are, for me, is the primary drivers in determining protein needs. I co-washed for a week (no shampooing) and used protein only very lightly, and my hair got very mushy with no structure. So I switched it up with a protein rinse out and got more “structure” to my hair. If my hair got too hard and crispy, I would lay off the protein.
Also, I find different proteins do different things to my hair. Keratin and silk are thumbs up. Wheat protein – it isn’t bad really – but it adds thickness/volume to my hair, and I have enough of that already.
High Density, High Porosity, Medium Texture, 3B with some kink
DT: SS DDMT - HG
Lo-Poo: No Preference
Co-wash: CJ Smoothing Conditioner
RO: CJ Strengthening Conditioner - HG
LI: CK Satin Roots
Styler: CK Coil Jam
Other Likes: Castor Oil; CK Twist Whip, MD CSC
Dislikes: Wheat Protein; Aloe LIs or Stylers