Proteins come in different severity- Some proteins are very light, such as oats, soy, coconut oil, and so on, and these are usually in rinse-out conditioners. This is great for especially finer curlies. However, when it comes to the actual PT (Protein Treatment), especially the strong ones like the famous ApHogee Two Step Protein Treatment, you're wondering, "When am I due for a PT?"
I strongly think every
curly needs a PT from time to time. You just have to be careful when you do it based upon your hair texture. Even coarse curlies have used proteins before with success. Moisture is great for curls, but too much of it may also not be so good after a while; protein gives your hair strength and structure to combat frizz, hold your style much longer, and makes sure your curl pattern do not weaken over time.
So, based on some studying, I realized that based on hair texture, I might be able to help you all on when you should do a PT.
- Fine hair: Weekly (Once a week.)
- Fine-Medium: Biweekly
- Medium: Monthly
- Medium-Coarse: Quarterly (Once every three months/12 weeks.)
- Coarse: Once to twice yearly
I hope this helps. Remember, only YOU know your own hair better than anyone, so this is just a simplified guideline. If you feel your hair has a protein overload, stop and start using heavy moisturizing and emollients to soften your hair again.
Hope I helped!