How difficult is recovery after too much protein?

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I've been trying out protein treatments, and I'm trying to figure out the difference between over-conditioned and too much protein. I seem to be erring on the side of way less protein than my hair actually needs, though. I want to try more frequent protein treatments, but I'm worried about overdoing it because I keep hearing that it's easier to recover from overconditioning than from too much protein.

So how difficult is it, really, to rebalance your hair with a conditioning DT after using too much protein?
2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
Hate: glycerin, mineral oil
I have fine hair and can get overconditioned easily. I use a lot of protein and I've never gotten overload. You may want to do a PT and gradually add more protein to your routine. That way you can catch an overload quickly. A good dose of moisture should take care of it.

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3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
I have had this happen once to me it made my hair really dry but once I stopped using the product and gave my hair a good dose of moisture it was fine. I usually do a protein treatment once a week if I have time.
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Last edited by longlivecurls; 05-30-2013 at 08:59 PM.
I had the same experience as longlivecurls. I think one deep moisturizing treatment or at the most two and you would be fine.
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: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high.
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Ok, that's not so scary, then!

I figured it must be harder for medium or especially thick-haired curlies to compensate for too much protein, so it's good to hear that you all haven't had a big problem with correcting it.

I've added products with protein since my last PT, but it's been over a week since then. Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend!

Thank you so much for your help!
2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
Hate: glycerin, mineral oil
I think I just overdid the protein the other day, today I cowashed and used a really moisturizing RO, and my hair already feels a lot better. 1 or 2 more times and I expect it to be completely back to normal, but it already looks fine. I have heard horror stories about too much protein too but for me, maybe it's because I'm fine and porous, it was just a bad hair day.
Just starting CG! 5-13

2A, fine, dense, high porosity, highlighted

low-poo: Leonor Greyl bain vitalisant b*
co-wash: CJ smoothing*
RO: ^, SS Caitlin's*
DT: CJ rehab
LI: CJ rehab
stylers: CJ CCCC*
oils: coconut


*experimenting
HG

loves: aloe, oils, esp. coconut
hates: acv, baking soda
on the fence about polyquats
Sorry duplicate post my phone app it acting up like always lol
CG NEWBIE
curl type: 2c/3a on a good day
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!

Last edited by longlivecurls; 05-30-2013 at 09:01 PM.

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