11-28-2010, 11:36 PM
Join Date: May 2008
post-KT maintenance - protein deep treatments
So I had my Coppola keratin treatment 2 months ago and have been very happy with it. My hair is fine and, typically for my texture, likes protein. I've been playing with protein in my conditioner and styling products and really liking it.
Recently my hair was becoming just the slightest bit frizzier than it was right after my KT. So I wondered what a protein deep treatment would do.
I didn't want to do anything strong, since protein DTs can be drying. So I went with ION Effective Care, a cheap, gentle product from Sally's Beauty Supply that's a combination of protein and conditioner. I put the ION on in the shower for 5 minutes, rinsed, and then did 5 minutes of just conditioner just to be safe. The results: my hair looks just like it did right after the BKT. I'm so pleased!
All of the expensive KT aftercare products have tons of protein in them. It makes sense that putting protein over the protein seal would protect the KT. But I haven't heard any of the KT experts recommend protein DTs. It seems like such a good idea, if carefully done and with a conditioning DT after. I'd be afraid to do something like Aphogee, but I bet Emergencee or the Joico K-Pak (or its knock-off, GVP) might work well.
Anybody else try a protein DT over their KT? Do you want to? Any KT experts willing to weigh in? What do you all think?
-Porosity an ongoing mystery, fine texture
-Hair likes: light conditioners and light protein, light cones
-Hair dislikes: oils, heavy conditioners, and glycerin
-Co-wash/conditioner: Elucence Moisture
-DPT (rarely): Ion Effective Care
-Styling products: Elucence as a leave-in and (cone alert) Giovanni Frizz Be Gone