protein question.

Ok well my hair's been acting up lately. I've always done regular protein and DTs for hair severely damaged from a chemical dye about 1 1/2 year ago that i am still growing out.

So I am breaking down my routine to it's simplist form, and checking for protein/overconditioning. Today will be day 3 of no protein (hair still drying). no other products and just a very small amount of conditioner for leave-in. How long should I go without protein to see if that is the problem?
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Ok.
I threw away my Free me Freesia conditioner immediately when I read that it contained hydrolized kreatin ,which is a protein.
I would recommend only using protein as a dt every once in a while. Using protein too much over a long time can cause serious damage. I would only use moisturizing products.

I've read this in different articles of Sista Slick http://www.public.fotki.com/sistaslick


Hope that helps
Ok.
I threw away my Free me Freesia conditioner immediately when I read that it contained hydrolized kreatin ,which is a protein.
I would recommend only using protein as a dt every once in a while. Using protein too much over a long time can cause serious damage. I would only use moisturizing products.

I've read this in different articles of Sista Slick http://www.public.fotki.com/sistaslick


Hope that helps
Originally Posted by Parasol
that link doesn't like me
If I don't do a DT or use a Lo-Poo type of deal, it can take aweek for me to get rid of proteinitis. If I DT or wash some of the buildup off, it's a just a day of two.

Parasol, I couldn't get your link to work either.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Originally Posted by Parasol
yes it does thank you.
Parasol ,

This info is quite informative. Good looking out CG. You rock !
I'm going to copy this info. Thanks

God Bless
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Thanks for the link to that informate article!

How do I know if the products I use contain protein? Here's a list of my products: Devacurl one C, Jessicurl Too shea, Jessicurl RR, Jessicurl CC, Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment, Jane Carter Solutions Hair Nourishing Serum, Jane Carter Solutions Condition & Sculpt, Oyin honey-hemp conditioner, Mop Top anti-frizz gel

These are on my 'to try-list', do these have proteins: recoil, curlkeeper, curling custard?

Sorry to bombard you with this list, I'm still learning when it comes to ingredients...
3B/3C
medium/coarse and porous


wash: KC Come Clean, Flower Peddler Northern Lights soap bar
conditioner: YTT, YTC, KCKT, Shescentit GT&H, Shescentit Avocado, DB Pumpkin Seed, Garnier Ultra Doux, Mop Top daily conditioner
styler: KCCC, HEBE, homemade fsg, DM MCCG, AOMM
dt: banana and avocado mask, nexxus emergencee, Shescentit TT&GH, ayurvedic powders, SS RPT
butters: Jane Carter N&S, Afroveda Curly Custard, Afroveda Cocolatte, Shescentit Gillian, Shescentit Seyani
Thanks for the link to that informate article!

How do I know if the products I use contain protein? Here's a list of my products: Devacurl one C, Jessicurl Too shea, Jessicurl RR, Jessicurl CC, Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment, Jane Carter Solutions Hair Nourishing Serum, Jane Carter Solutions Condition & Sculpt, Oyin honey-hemp conditioner, Mop Top anti-frizz gel

These are on my 'to try-list', do these have proteins: recoil, curlkeeper, curling custard?

Sorry to bombard you with this list, I'm still learning when it comes to ingredients...
Originally Posted by sweetseven
Some ingredients will say "protein".

Amino acids are proteins also. Well, they are the building blocks of proteins, but for hair purposes, they are proteins.

If an ingredient is "hydrolized blah blah" then it is a protein.

Brewer's yeast extract is a protein also and doens't fit in the other labeling categories.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Someone here posted a link to the BeautyBrains(?) site, which discussed protein. It said that we all need moisture/conditioning, but that we don't need to use protein or protein treatments to repair or condition our hair, and certainly not on a regular basis.
I'm sorry I don't have the link handy, but IIRC, it said that protein treatments can* condition & repair hair -- but they don't do anything that other non-protein treatments (like coconut oil and other moisturizers) will do as well. I hope I'm remembering this accurately. All I know is that when I was using a very protein-heavy shampoo & CO that was supposed to be hydrating (Pureology), my hair was absolutely horrible and like dry straw. As soon as I stopped using it and switched to CO-washing, my hair & scalp improved like 90%.
I still use some products with proteins (TJ Nourish and JC TooShea) -- I have a feeling I'm a little sensitive to them as well and will switch to other nonprotein products when I run out of them.
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs
RC color

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