What's everyone's fAvorite protein treatments?

I've been wanting to buy a protein treatment but don't know where to start. I'm new to the forum and site so I haven't heard the news on popular ones. I'd prefer something cheaper too! My hair is super porous, dry/damaged, and barely curls. I have thick 3b hair with a coarse texture. Just this week ice started the CG method so I'd like to keep it silicone free as well please any suggestions for this newbie?
GELATIN!!! The gelatin PT makes my hair SO happy!!

I also like ion reconstructor, and adding CNPF to any treatment condish.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
I love IAGirl's gelatin protein recipe.
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.
Mayonnaise treatment. I don't need a lot of protein as I have low porosity and thick strands, but when moisture doesn't seem to do the job, I put mayo in my hair for half an hour before I wash. The result? Shiny (not SUPER shiny) hair and less frizz.
-2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
-Dense head of med-coarse strands
-Low porosity

Mayonnaise treatment. I don't need a lot of protein as I have low porosity and thick strands, but when moisture doesn't seem to do the job, I put mayo in my hair for half an hour before I wash. The result? Shiny (not SUPER shiny) hair and less frizz.
Originally Posted by TartNTangy
Question: Do you put mayo on clean hair before you wash or just on top of your already day old hair that has product in it? Also how much do you put in for your particular length?

(I really want to try a PT but I'm a little wary of overdoing it.)
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Nexus Emergencee. I buy it at Wal-Greens.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
CJ Repair Me. I know other popular ones are the Nexxus Emergencee and Joico K-Pak.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG


Question: Do you put mayo on clean hair before you wash or just on top of your already day old hair that has product in it? Also how much do you put in for your particular length?

(I really want to try a PT but I'm a little wary of overdoing it.)
Originally Posted by dusalocks
I just put it on day old hair. Sometimes I detangle with olive oil first before applying the mayo. I use about 4 tablespoons for my thick dense head of waist length hair. Some people just saturate it completely until its goopy, but I use just enough to coat the length (not the roots). I wash it out with conditioner after letting it sit under a shower cap for half an hour.

If you don't want to overdo it, don't leave it in longer than 30 minutes.
-2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
-Dense head of med-coarse strands
-Low porosity


Last edited by TartNTangy; 02-25-2013 at 09:52 PM. Reason: I forgot to mention that I've heard different brands of mayo yield different results. I use Best Foods Real Mayo.
I love Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (Sally's) at a 1:1 ratio with distilled water. It really gives my hair the "teeth" it needs to support my waves. I use it in a spray bottle right after I wash my hair OUT of the shower. I spray it in, then add my LI and style as usual.
CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo

Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):

Sulfate wash: CHSTS
Low-Poo: OMAO
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
LI: YTCarrots, CCC
PT: NPF
Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
Gel: BRHG+Biotera
Do y'all use just regular gelatin from the cooking aisle or from somewhere else? Is there a certain way you mix and do it? Same goes with the mayo. It's not from the cooking aisle is it??
Do y'all use just regular gelatin from the cooking aisle or from somewhere else? Is there a certain way you mix and do it? Same goes with the mayo. It's not from the cooking aisle is it??
Originally Posted by CurlyJess106
As weird as it may sounds, yeah its from the cooking aisle.
-2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
-Dense head of med-coarse strands
-Low porosity

I may try this tomorrow. I'll stop by the supermarket and get some mayonnaise then. My hair's thick too and just over the backstrap (longest layers) so maybe two tbsp for me! Thanks for your help.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Motions CPR for a cheapie. Ayurvedic powders: neem brahmi amla maka are great. Una's protein treatment and Shescentit's Okra reconstructor.
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Originally Posted by rbb
This def won't work if you're on a budget!!!! Steeeeep $
Nexus Emergencee and Aphogee 2 Minute Keratin Conditioner are my favs.
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
I went CG in January of this year, and lately may hair was just limp, and felt almost like it was over-producted no matter what I did. Was ok when it was wet, had curls but once it went completely dry it was horrible - really limp and lifeless. So last night I did the Gelatin PT - IAgirls recipe, OMG what a difference!!!!
This may sound like a newbie question, which is ok since I am lol but what's the La girl recipe?? I've seen it mentioned several times now
This may sound like a newbie question, which is ok since I am lol but what's the La girl recipe?? I've seen it mentioned several times now
Originally Posted by CurlyJess106
Here you go:

IAgirl's Protein Treatment recipe thread!

Apohgee.

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