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Wild_n_Curly21 06-16-2013 11:06 PM

Needing some protein!
 
I have super thick 2c hair with a few 3b here and there! My under layer can't get enough moisture because it is coarser but everything else needs a protein pick me up every once in a while! I need a good protein rich conditioner (not a leave in though)... I am fairly new to the protein thing. I do do a PT mask once every couple weeks because my hair starts to go flat!! But poofy none the less -____- I use eggs and mix it with a little coconut oil! Please help !!

Firefox7275 06-17-2013 07:36 AM

Egg proteins are too large to penetrate the hair and likely too large to stick to the surface, it will simply wash away when you are done with the treatment so it's not really a protein treatment at all. If you are getting beneficial results from egg with coconut oil I would suggest that is down to the high concentration of lipids - lauric acid in CO, palmitic and oleic acids in the egg yolk, possibly the lecithin/ cholesterol too.

Try doing a gelatine treatment if you want DIY protein, that contains hydrolysed collagen which are small enough molecules to penetrate and stick to the surface.

Wild_n_Curly21 06-17-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2181238)
Egg proteins are too large to penetrate the hair and likely too large to stick to the surface, it will simply wash away when you are done with the treatment so it's not really a protein treatment at all. If you are getting beneficial results from egg with coconut oil I would suggest that is down to the high concentration of lipids - lauric acid in CO, palmitic and oleic acids in the egg yolk, possibly the lecithin/ cholesterol too.

Try doing a gelatine treatment if you want DIY protein, that contains hydrolysed collagen which are small enough molecules to penetrate and stick to the surface.

I have heard people talk about this gelatin hair mask but I don't understand what it is? And how to do it? It makes me think of jello (:

CurlyGrey3 06-17-2013 11:32 AM

The gelatin recipe is here.

rmc2 06-17-2013 01:03 PM

Coconut oil is the best. Do prepoo with it. It is one of the few oils that can penetrate hair but it is best done on dry hair and overnight. U can use a shower cap. Then the day after proceed with your wash/Cowash routine. CO is not a protein itself but it makes your hair stronger by protecting the protein in your hair. Google for more info.

Samanthascurlz 06-17-2013 09:17 PM

I thought eggs were a good PT as well, but it turns out the molecular weight is too large to penetrate the hair shaft, like Firefox said. Hydrolysed or hydrolyzed protein are what is needed (like Firefox said as well). I think aphogee 2 step PT is said to be good since it contains the hydrolyzed protein. I second the gelatin treatment as well.

Lynaea 06-18-2013 07:57 AM

Lots of regular, rinse-out conditioners have protein, you don't have to use a superstrong PT like the Aphogee. The product review page is searchable by ingredient. Sally's has several brands that will work and several more natural brands available at Target do too.


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