My hair doesn't feel any softer after doing a DT?

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  • 1 Post By curlypearl
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I did a DT with heat for 30 mins this morning with Curly Kinks Renew (protein free) and my hair didnt feel any softer after....now, this is a new product for me, but shouldn't it feel soft? It was even a little tangly. I had to add some Knot Today to comb through. My hair doesn't normally tangle easily.

So, the question is should I hit it with protein? I don't really know if I'm sensitive to it or not.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Some DT's don't make my hair feel softer, even without protein. They just seem to make it feel stronger. For softness I rely on a regular conditioner.

OT: DT's makes it sound like I've been on a bender
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2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I've tried DTs and they've never really done anything significant to my hair, but I did one for 20 minutes with *heat* (bonnet dryer attachment on my hair dryer) last night and today my hair isn't any softer but it's a lot CURLIER!

My hair is very low porosity but maybe you need to try adding some heat to open up the cuticle and let the conditioner in better.
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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
Conditioner/LI:
same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

I've tried DTs and they've never really done anything significant to my hair, but I did one for 20 minutes with *heat* (bonnet dryer attachment on my hair dryer) last night and today my hair isn't any softer but it's a lot CURLIER!

My hair is very low porosity but maybe you need to try adding some heat to open up the cuticle and let the conditioner in better.
Originally Posted by Trick
Hmmm I think I should try it. I used an evolve foil cap today that traps the body heat on the head but it doesn't help. I just gotta figure out how to apply the heat cuz I don't have a hard hat dryer or bonnet attachment. No matter what DT I use my hair doesn't come out softer and it has less curls than before I started -__-
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Maybe try a different DT? Or add to the one you have now?

For DT's I often take my regular RO and add EVOO and/or EVCO, some honey and a little ACV. Works like a charm!
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
Maybe try a different DT? Or add to the one you have now?

For DT's I often take my regular RO and add EVOO and/or EVCO, some honey and a little ACV. Works like a charm!
Originally Posted by Jas76
Thanks for the tips, I'm new to DTs so I have no clue. I bought one especially labeled as a DT, but thought at the time it might be a waste. I just bought the GVPCB yesterday at Sally's. I'll try that next time.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
HUGE GVPCB fan!!

You can still use the one you have, just maybe try adding the oil and honey. Maybe mix some of the CB in with it, too! I mix condishes for DT's all the time! Lol!
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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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