Lazy gelatin PT leads to great hair!!!

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  • 3 Post By Jas76
  • 1 Post By Lynaea

I had GREAT hair today!! My lazy PT turned out to be AMAZING!

So here's what happened. Today after the boys were finally napping, I decided I'd do a PT. I got distracted by something and started the shower, only to realize I had not prepped my gelatin PT.

Lazy as I was feeling, I didn't want to bother going all the way downstairs (see? I said lazy!!), so I just opened a pack of gelatin and mixed it into a paste with cold water. Then I added tap water as hot as I could get it, and stirred. It wasn't fully dissolved, but it was getting there.

So I added some Ion Effective Care condish, then I dissolved some Epsom (just a pinch) in hot water again, and mixed that in. Then I added EVCO, some CNPF, and a little ACV.

I low pooed (with cocobetaine), used to TN to detangle, then put the PT in. I covered it with a bag and let the water run over it to warm it while I shaved, etc.

Then I rinsed it out and styled as usual.

When I took my plop down, I looked in the mirror and literally said "OH MY GOD!!! I had clumpy tight (for me) spirals all over my head!!! Even my stubborn lazy canopy!!!!

I had always thought a gelatin PT would not be effective unless you boiled the gelatin, but something made my hair VERY happy with this one! I figured it would have little to no effect!!!
curlypearl, rainboe and dusalocks like this.
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
Please let us know if you can duplicate this. If so, I may try to do exactly what you are doing! Sounds wonderful.
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 certainly will!!! I'll probably try again in about a week!
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
I thought I knew most of the acronyms. What is CNPF? What is TN?

The list at the top doesn't have these! Mystery ingredients and I'm so tempted to do exactly what you did.
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
Oh man, love it! I really need a PT!
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I thought I knew most of the acronyms. What is CNPF? What is TN?

The list at the top doesn't have these! Mystery ingredients and I'm so tempted to do exactly what you did.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
CNPF= colorful neutral protein filler, from Sally's, its a liquid protein treatment/additive

TN= pretty sure this is tresseme naturals, not sure which one, I could be wrong on this one. Jas might need to clarify.
curlypearl likes this.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
Wow, that's awesome. I'm super lazy with preping my gelatin. I pretty much never boil it. I use to just microwave it until it was really hot, but now I just use very hot tap water. I put the powder in a little jar, then I mix in some ACV and really hot tap water. Then I jump in the shower. I shake that up until it's mostly mixed. Then I mix in Aubrey's Organics GPB condish, and that's my protein treatment. It usually combines well enough. I leave it on my hair as I take a long shower, and wash it out at the end. It works ok for me; I can definitively tell that it makes a difference.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
Thank you Lynaea!
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
Oh so sorry!! Lol! I see we've clarified CNPF! TN is Tresemme Naturals - mine is the moisture formula. Really I think any lighter condish with enough slip to detangle would be fine!

I usually prep my gelatin in the microwave, too, but it still boils in there! I had always heard and thought that you HAD to do that. But today went so well without cooking it, I have to wonder if it doesn't make a bit of difference at all!!
At least for my hair. Maybe?
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
I tried it again today...

Success again!!! What is it about gelatin that makes my hair so happy?? Lol!
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
I tried it again today...

Success again!!! What is it about gelatin that makes my hair so happy?? Lol!
Originally Posted by Jas76
Can you walk me through how to do a protein gelatin treatment? I'm still not 100% on all the acronyms, so acronym-less please? lol
THANKS IN ADVANCE
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!
Ok, so here's the lazy version:
I just opened a pack of gelatin and mixed it into a paste with cold water. Then I added tap water as hot as I could get it, and stirred.

Then I dissolved some Epsom (just a pinch) in hot water again, and mixed that in. I then added some Ion Effective Care conditioner, Coconut oil, some Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (from Sally's or Amazon), and a little apple cider vinegar.

I low pooed (with cocobetaine), used to Tresemme Naturals conditioner to detangle, then put the PT in. I covered it with a bag and let the water run over it to warm it while I shaved, etc.

Then I rinsed it out and styled as usual.


For the REAL version, I mix 2-3 packets of gelatin with cold water (about 1/8 cup or so) then I microwave it for about 30sec. (I just let it go until it starts bubbling.). Then I'll mix a little Epsom, coconut oil, and vinegar. (Sometimes I'll use lemon juice instead of vinegar, and sometimes I'll add a little of the protein filler.)

I will low poo, condition and detangle my hair, often with the Ion condish mentioned above, but not rinse it before adding the PT. then I'll bag it and either warm it with the hot shower (as above), or get out and warm it with a heating pad (if I have time - which is rare.)

Hopefully that explains it! Let me know if you have any questions!
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
Thank you so so much!!
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!

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