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Old 09-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
 
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Default Will protein help my droopy curls?

As my hair grows out, my curls are starting to droop - especially after the first day. I thought it might be because of the stress of keeping my hair in a ponytail or braid pretty much all day, every day.

I've used conditioners with protein in the past, but they left my hair crunchy and I've avoided them since. I use oils to keep my hair soft (especially the ends), if that matters.

What do you think? Should I give protein another try since I'm using oils now?
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
 
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i just posted somewhere about PTs also. My hair was also drooping so I did a PT. it improved my wave pattern, but now I have very frizzy hair, and it's the whole shaft not just the canopy. So I'm thinking the PT overdried my hair, it's stringy but not crunchy at all. But I noticed on my hair that coconut oil pulled my waves out. So u might consider that if it's pretty new to your routine.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
 
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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.
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