Protein Treatment Selection

I get great results from K-Pak Reconstructor treatment (deep, not the reconstructing conditioner) when it's done with HEAT, ie, sit under a bonnet dryer (with a processing cap) for 20 minutes minimum. (Or heat therapy cap or whatever heat application method one wants to use that will warm the protein treatment on the hair.)

I think just leaving it on fifteen minutes without heat is not gonna make it work optimally.
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Last edited by MirCurls; 03-04-2010 at 03:41 AM.
Since I ordered Curl Fix I think I'll try that first...but I picked up some Biolage CB today at the mall and they had samples of the reconstructor treatment for $3, so I got that...it should be enough for a single use, and I'll do it with heat, but probably not until after I've tried the CF and only if my hair feels like it needs protein in awhile.
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
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I ended up getting a 1.7 oz sample size Joico reconstructor treatment (which confirms my suspicion that the 0.5 oz sample sizes from CJ wouldn't have been worth it for me! I use at least an ounce) and used that last night. I left it in for around an hour and used some heat with it. I DTed with JC WDT after. I can't tell if it gave me more curl really since I decided to take a break from styling products, but it's definitely much softer.
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
I used my Joico on Friday, and it was crazy, crazy soft and much less frizz than usual. I have pretty decent third day hair today, too. I always love the results from my K-Pak deep treatment reconstructor--but I have been lazyin the past (only doing it like once a year). Now, I'm gonna do it monthly.

And I didn't get the CJ samples cause that size is ridiculous (for the price AND for the usage). I use at least 3 oz of Joico Reconstructor each time. I have porous hair, and it just SUCKS UP anything I put on it, even damp. So, Until it feels saturated, I just keep adding. Easily 1/4 to 1/3 cup.
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

Shine & Spring w/ Sweet Curls Elixirs!
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~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
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Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Last edited by MirCurls; 03-07-2010 at 01:00 PM.
I used my Joico on Friday, and it was crazy, crazy soft and much less frizz than usual. I have pretty decent third day hair today, too. I always love the results from my K-Pak deep treatment reconstructor--but I have been lazyin the past (only doing it like once a year). Now, I'm gonna do it monthly.
Originally Posted by MirCurls
Since you live in a humid state, you might want to give the regular Joico K-pak conditioner a look as well.

The protein amount isn't as much, and I did like it in warm humid conditions where protein would help frizz, but when I also didn't need the amount of protein a treatment would give me.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Thanks, RedCeltic. I had been considering it, since I saw some good reviews.
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

Shine & Spring w/ Sweet Curls Elixirs!
Curl Junkie Conditions!
Re:coil ROCKS!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
http://public.fotki.com/MirCurls/


Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

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