10-01-2012, 03:49 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
At waist length, I'd first point to the weight of your hair pulling some of the curl out, as opposed to needing protein. If it's not already, layering it would probably help your curls bounce up a bit.
With your coarse hair and bad reaction to proteins in the past, I'd be leery of using them, especially if your hair isn't overconditioned. If you do decide to try it, I've heard coarse haired curlies have the best luck with very occasional doses of keratin proteins or silk proteins. Start light and go heavier if you need to, or repeat the light dose for additional protein if the first dose goes well. Good luck.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity
Spring Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses
Low Poo: Renpure Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
RO: VO5 KLS or Shea Cashmere, Renpure Brazilian Keratin or Argan, Cure Care, SNTC
LI (if needed): Renpure Argan, GFBB, RBKSC
Stylers: AIF, HESMU, got2b playful pomade
PT: IAGirl's (every 2 weeks or as needed)
Trying: BTZ Noodle Head mousse