03-09-2013, 04:55 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
1). I do. I'm protein craving and I try to use as much as protein as I can as my hair just can't get enough of it. I have fine hair. I also watch the oils in my products. In my rinse out, deep treatment (of course...) and my leave in (to an extent...) I want to have penetrating oils. Just jojoba in a rinse out is not enough for me. I want an oil that has small molecules that can penetrate and nourish the hair. In my RO and DT I try to have as many of such oils as possible. In my LI I like them too but preferably not too much or heavy ones like olive, cuz that'll just weigh my fine hair down.
2) Well, hair needs protein and nourishment (oils etc) to be healthy. I personally don't view it as an ''extra'' but as something essential. Also I use oils for sealing (which I recommend).
3) Stuff like shea butter, aloe vera gel... oh and hair supplements!
4) possible positive effects: effin great, healthy and happy hair. Possible negative effects: protein can give protein sensitive people dry and brittle hair. It will feel like straw in that case. An oil overload can cause a sticky build up, heavy hair, greasy hair, and over-conditioned hair. I usually wash my hair with a low-poo when I've been too enthousiastic with oils... lol.
A good balance between proteins and conditioning is important. Fine haired people tend to need a lot of proteins and are prone to over conditioning. Generally, it's kind of the opposite for coarse haired people: they tend to be protein sensitive and need lots of conditioning; they don't get over conditioned quickly.
Since you're medium-coarse I'm guessing you're protein sensitive. Remember that you'll need proteins anyway, just a lot less than fine haired people. You can follow up a protein treatment with a deep treatment.
At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
M MP HE HD (med text, med por, high elast, high dens)
Clarify: Nivea Intense Repair
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc
LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Kiss My Face
PT: EO Keratin co
Hair growth stim.: JBCO+EVCO
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