Needing some protein!

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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 !!
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.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 06-17-2013 at 08:38 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.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
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 (:
The gelatin recipe is here.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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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.
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.
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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
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.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!

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