what's a good protein treatment?

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I'm in need of getting my curls back, so i'm going to try a protein treatment. any good ones? and what stores can i find them
Sally Beauty Supply sells a generic of K-PAK by Joico. It is called GVP Reconstructing Conditioner: Compare to Joico K-PAK. It works really well and is WAY cheaper. I used a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo before I did it. After the treatment I followed with a deep conditioner.
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-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care

I also like Roux Mendex 233, which is also available at Sally's. Soft strong hair and enough slip to detangle with.
Type: 3c/4a Fine Texture
CG since 2008 but natural hair all my life
Holy Grail
C/O- V05
R/O- E.V.A Kervais
Rinses: ACV
Leave in - Camille Rose Hair Milk
D/T- Spiral Solutions
Sylers/Butters- Bask Condensed Custard, QBAOHC
Oils - Grapeseed and Coconut, Castor
Sorry, Double posted!
Type: 3c/4a Fine Texture
CG since 2008 but natural hair all my life
Holy Grail
C/O- V05
R/O- E.V.A Kervais
Rinses: ACV
Leave in - Camille Rose Hair Milk
D/T- Spiral Solutions
Sylers/Butters- Bask Condensed Custard, QBAOHC
Oils - Grapeseed and Coconut, Castor
You probably need to determine your hair's texture. Fine hair generally needs more or stronger protein than medium or coarse hair.

My hair is medium textured and I use Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein treatment and Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment once a month.

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texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder

I use
from sally's beauty supply
Ion Effective Care Treatment
Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor
Aphogee 2 step is a serious protein treatment.

Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner is a protein conditioner too.
The texture of your hair determines how much protein your hair can handle. Fine damaged hair usually needs a ton of protein.

Last edited by crimsonshedemon; 01-24-2012 at 02:08 PM.
Highly recommend Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein Treatment. I almost always use it as my rinse-out conditioner, I often use about a dime's worth as a leave-in, and I regularly use it as an actual treatment, usually leaving it on longer than it says.

My hair much prefers it to K-pak (real or knock-off), Nexxus Emergencee, or AOGPB (my favorite before SSRT). I like that I don't have to condition or DT afterward unless I just want to - it's moisturizing enough for me on its on.

My 2c/3a hair's medium fine, medium thick, pretty low porosity and in excellent condition.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

+1 for SS Repair Treatment! I just did my very first PT this morning (who woulda thought I could OC within 3 weeks of going CG!?) with the SS PRT. My roots were crunchy and my hair was so tangly and undefinted. I'd been wearing it in a bun for the last 3 days waiting for my various protein samples from KathyMack to arrive. Finally got them and SO worth the wait. I washed with CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo then did the PRT and used my VO5 to add a little moisture back in. I didn't DT because (1) I only left the PT in while I finished my shower routine, and (2) I use a lot of products that are heavy on moisture already. When I got out of the shower I raked my leave-in through my hair, used my KCCC for the first time and topped that with BRHG. Pixiecurl'd, added a touch of CJ CIAB, air-dried, and BAM! Gorgeous curls and clumps again! Even my "signature curl" is back to it's true form (it's my one and only clump that always twists into a "DNA strand" helix no matter what I do- I was so sad when I lost that due to OC-ing). I'll be trying the CJ Repair Me next and am hoping for similar magic but so far the SS PRT is working wonders from my 2a strands all the way through to my 3a's. Love it!
So which protein treatment would you suggest for baby fine hair?
2b. Dark Golden Blond. Very fine texture. Medium thickness. Thrilled to find waves!!!
Made a homemade protein treatment the other day, and really liked it.
Originally Posted by CurlyCoilyMe
That's a great recipe! I didn't have some of the things at home and had to modify it. So I used:

1 egg
1/3 cup coconut milk
half an avocado
2 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs honey

blend until smooth and left it on my hair for 30 minutes, no heat (the egg would coagulate).
I rinsed it with a cleansing conditioner and styled.

Good stuff!
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Does whey protein powder work?
Like the one you add to smoothies, before work outs, and muscles. I have MRM whey protein powder and I was wondering if I use it on my hair to give it some muscles.

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