Scared to try protein?!?!

Hey peeps! I am considering a pt but am kinda iffy if I should or not. I don't want my hair to freak out if I do one. Lately it has not been cooperating kinda fluffy and not curling normal patterns. Plus I don't want to spend money on something that may make my hair go nuts. What do you suggest for a home pt? I have bs length 3a hair very dense normal porosity I think. Waiting for my hair analysis to verify all that. Any advice would be great
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
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I'm protein sensitive so I don't have any recs. I will say for the most part I wouldn't be scared. Most of us whose hair was badly hurt by proteins got that over time. We didn't realize it was because of the protein. I've only ever had one really bad reaction that led to instant damage and I think that's pretty rare.
For DIY PT I suggest IAGirl's gelatin PT. A budget-friendly store bought option is ION Effective Care (at Sally's).

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
I was scared, too, but did the IAgirl's recipe over the weekend, and WOW! I only left it on for 3 minutes (the minimum). Huge difference in how my hair feels.

You won't know until you try.
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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
The vast majority of curlies can handle protein just fine. Give it a try. Your hair won't fall off if it doesn't like it
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
Yeah! If it doesn't like it, low poo and DT and you'll be fine! It's not like it will "fry" you hair or something.

Most likely a lot of the products you've used have protein in them!
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
Go for Protein! If you're really scared about trying it for the first time, do it on a day you don't have plans(aka work, school, etc.) Just give it a shot! I've fallen in love with Aubery Organics GPB Balancing Conditioner!!! You'll never know unless you give it a shot! Goodluck!!
2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
I did it! Worked well did the home version with gelatin. Only left it in for a few minutes but it made a difference! I noticed right away that my curls had ce back to life and it looks great today, more clumping and better curls! Thanks for the support ladies. Maybe a little longer next time

How often should I be doing this? Some say weekly but I'm not sure.
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing

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